Jack Gordon Dies: MGM Worldwide Distribution President Was 90
Deadline has discovered that Jack Gordon, veteran MGM Worldwide Distribution President, handed away on Sunday, Feb. 16 at his residence in Los Angeles. He was 90.
Gordon, born in Brooklyn, New York on March 13, 1929, was the son of Oscar profitable American composer and lyricist, Mack Gordon, who had received Finest Authentic Track for “You’ll By no means Know” from the 1943 H. Bruce Humberstone film Hiya Frisco, Hiya
Gordon joined MGM as an interim worker within the 16mm division shortly after getting back from energetic U.S. Military obligation within the Korean Battle. Throughout his 44-year profession he served beneath studio heads Nicholas Schenck, Dore Schary, Robert O’Brien, James T. Aubrey, David Begelman, Alan Ladd, Jr. and Frank Mancuso.
He started within the studio’s distribution division within the mid 1950’s and in 1972 he was appointed VP of MGM Worldwide. He was promoted to EVP in 1979. After MGM merged with United Artists in 1981, he turned SVP of Worldwide Distribution. Gordon was then named president of MGM/UA Worldwide two years later. He retired in 1997 after a 44-year run on the studio. Gordon was instrumental in main MGM’s accession into pay TV and the house video revolution. He was a life-long New York Yankees fan.
He’s survived by his spouse of 66 years, Doris, three youngsters, Wayne Gordon, Melissa Gordon Clark, Dean Gordon and 9 grandchildren. Funeral Providers might be held at Midday Friday, Feb. 21, at Hillside Memorial Park.
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