- Name: David L. Wolper
- Born: 01/11/1928
- Died: 08/10/2010 (82 years old)
- Occupation: television and film producer
David Lloyd Wolper (January 11, 1928 ? August 10, 2010) was an American television and film producer, responsible for shows such as Roots, The Thorn Birds, North & South, L.A. Confidential, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 57th Academy Awards in 1985 for his work producing the opening and closing ceremonies of the XXIIIrd Olympiad, Los Angeles 1984 as well as helping to bring the games to L.A. His 1971 film (as executive producer) about the study of insects, The Hellstrom Chronicle, won an Academy Award.
Birth Name: David Lloyd Wolper
Alias: David Lloyd Wolper
Birth Place: New York, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
David L. Wolper quotes :
My initial goal for the 1984 opening ceremonies was a show that would be majestic, inspirational, and emotional - a 20 goosebump experience.David L. Wolper
Somebody said something funny to me the other day. They said, 'Wolper, until two weeks ago, your tombstone was going to say, 'David Wolper, the man who produced 'Roots.' I think the tombstone now has a new inscription. It's going to be 'David Wolper, the man who produced the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympics.'David L. Wolper