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Martin Ransohoff

Martin Ransohoff (born November 30, 1926) is a cinema and television producer, and member of the Ransohoff family. He graduated from Colgate University in 1949 and is on a list of Distinguished Alumni. He founded the film production company Filmways, Inc. in 1960 and remained with the company until 1972. Filmways started making TV commercials, moved into documentaries then sitcoms; by 1963 Filmways were making $13 million a year. In 1972 he became an independent producer. He attempted to "create" female movie stars during the 1960s; the actresses who achieved the greatest success under his tutelage were Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld and Sharon Tate, who featured in several of his films from 1964 until her death in 1969. He is a cousin of neurosurgeonJoseph Ransohoff. The Beverly Hillbillies brought Ransohoff his first success in 1962 and thereafter he turned his attention to films. Ransohoff went on to produce such films as American Pop.


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Born:
Jul 7, 1927 In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
2
First Appeared:
In the movie The Big Sur 1965-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie All Eyes on Sharon Tate 1966-09-06
Known For
Poster of All Eyes on Sharon Tate
Poster of The Big Sur
Filmography
Movie All Eyes on Sharon Tate Self 1966-09-06
Movie The Big Sur Himself 1965-05-01