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Sherry Lansing Biography
- Sherry was born in Chicago and pursued an acting career after graduating from Northwestern University. After appearing in two films, Loving (1970) and Rio Lobo (1970), Sherry decided to leave the acting field. In 1974, Sherry joined Talent Associates, as an executive in charge of development. Three years later, she was appointed vice president in charge of production at Columbia. With the success that she achieved with a number of profitable movies, she was hired as President of 20th Century-Fox. In 1984, she joined Stanley R. Jaffe to form the independent production company, named Jaffee-Lansing. When Jaffee was appointed president of Paramount Communications in 1990, Sherry became Chairman of Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group.
Sherry Lansing Filmography
- (2013) Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck as Herself - Interviewee
- (2009) Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer as Herself
- (2008) The Jewish Americans as Herself
- (2007) A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award as Herself
- (2007) The 79th Annual Academy Awards as Herself - Winner: Jean Hersholt Award
- (2007) The Brothers Warner as Herself - Former President, Paramount Pictures
- (2006) Black Rain: Making the Film - Part 1 as Herself
- (2006) Black Rain: Making the Film - Part 2 as Herself
- (2006) Black Rain: Post-Production as Herself
- (2006) Black Rain: The Script, the Cast as Herself
- (2006) Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters as Herself
- (2005) ... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Herself
- (2003) Sunday Morning Shootout as Herself
- (2002) Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years as Herself
- (1999) The Directors as Herself
- (1998) The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself
- (1996) E! True Hollywood Story as Herself - Former Chairman, Paramount Pictures
- (1995) The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Audience Member
- (1993) Frasier as Angela (voice)
- (1993) Hollywood Women as Herself
- (1991) The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards as Herself
- (1989) The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself
- (1988) The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Drama Motion Picture
- (1988) The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant as Herself
- (1986) The American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder as Herself - (uncredit)
- (1981) Entertainment Tonight as Herself
- (1971) Banyon as Doris
- (1970) Dan August as Jennifer Britain
- (1970) Loving as Susan
- (1970) Rio Lobo as Amelita
- (1968) Funny Girl as Girlfriend (uncredited)
- (1968) The Good Guys as Bridget
- (1967) Ironside as Marcia Yeager
Sherry Lansing Trivia and Facts
- Became the first woman to head a major studio when she took control of 20th Century Fox in 1980.
- Was hit by a car in the mid-1980s. She almost lost a leg and nearly died.
- Became chairman of Paramount Pictures in 1992. Stepped down as CEO in 2005.
- 1962 graduate of University of Chicago Lab School
- A member of The Regents of the University of California. She was appointed in March 1999 to a term expiring in March 2010.
- In "Hollywood Animal: A Memoir", Joe Eszterhas claims that Sherry Lansing, the boss of Paramount Pictures, asked him to issue a statement that he supported Paramounts hiring of William Friedkin as director for his Jade (1995) script. Friedkin was Lansings husband, and she wanted protection from charges of nepotism. He issued the statement. In truth, Eszterhas did not want the former Oscar-winner, whom he considered a washed-up has-been, to direct the picture, but deferred to Lansings wishes.
- Will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 79th Academy Awards [December 16, 2006].
- Stepmother of Jackson Friedkin and Cedric Friedkin.
Sherry Lansing Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1992, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, pg. 68-69, by: staff, "Pioneers: Sherry Lansing"
- "Pub" (USA), April 1983, pg. 95, by: n/a, "Girfriends of The Rich & Famous: Beautiful, Bewithing And In The Buff!"