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Sidney Jay Sheinberg
January 14, 1935
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
|Died||March 7, 2019
|Education||Law degree from Columbia Law School|
|Alma mater||Columbia University,
University of Texas School of Law,
Columbia Law School
|Years active||1958 – 2019|
|Known for||Discovering Steven Spielberg,
Helped make Jaws
Lorraine Gary (m. 1956)
Sidney Jay "Sid" Sheinberg (January 14, 1935 – March 7, 2019) was an American screenwriter, lawyer, and entertainment executive.
In June 1973, Sheinberg was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of MCA, Inc. At the time he was 38. During his presidency, Universal Pictures, a division of MCA, Inc., released the films that grossed more in each of the past three decades, starting with Jaws in 1975, following with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 and concluding with Jurassic Park in 1993 .
Sid Sheinberg married actress Lorraine Gary in 1956. They had two sons: Bill and Jonathan Sheinberg, both of whom work as film producers. Sheinberg died on March 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, aged 84.
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