Eric Pleskow


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Eric Pleskow

Eric Pleskow Death

Eric passed away on October 1, 2019 at the age of 95 in Westport, Connecticut, USA.

Eric Pleskow death quick facts:
  • When did Eric Pleskow die?

    October 1, 2019
  • How old was Eric Pleskow when died?

  • Where did Eric Pleskow die? What was the location of death?

    Westport, Connecticut, USA

Eric Pleskow Birthday and Date of Death

Eric Pleskow was born on April 24, 1924 and died on October 1, 2019. Eric was 95 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: April 24, 1924
Date of Death: October 1, 2019
Age at Death: 95

Eric Pleskow - Biography

Eric Pleskow (born April 24, 1924 in Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian film producer and the former president of the movie studios United Artists and Orion Pictures.
From 1951, he was working for United Artists and was responsible for the arranging movie rentals in Europe and South Africa until settling in Paris. In 1962, Pleskow traveled back to New York City as vice president of international distribution for United Artists. Eleven years later, he became president and CEO of United Artists. Under his presidency at United Artists, the company won the Academy Award for Best Picture three years in a row: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Rocky (1976) and Annie Hall (1977).

In 1978, Pleskow along with many executives from United Artists, formed Orion Pictures as a protest due to the constant interference from parent company Transamerica Corporation in the running of United Artists. He was a key figure in establishing $100 million in financing for Orion, including distribution through Warner Bros.. He was named president and CEO, a post he held until 1991. Their greatest successes under his management were Amadeus (1984), Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).