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Harry Saltzman

Harry Saltzman was a film producer best known for co-producing the James Bond film series with Albert R. Broccoli until selling his share of the franchise to United Artists in 1975. He retired from the business at that point with the exception of producing the 1988 British-Italian-Yugoslavian co-production Time of the Gypsies.

Saltzman was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada but moved to Britain where he entered the film business producing social dramas such as 1959's Look Back in Anger and 1960's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

He joined forces with Cubby Broccoli in 1962 to create the production company EON Productions and their first film in the James Bond series, Dr. No. Saltzman remained Broccoli's partner up to 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun. In total, Saltzman produced nine James Bond films. In addition to the creation of EON Productions, he also started with Broccoli, Danjaq, L.L.C., the parent company of EON Productions and a clever combination of Broccoli's and Saltman's wives' names. Danjaq currently partners with United Artists in ownership of the Bond films, their elements and characters.

Other notable productions include The Ipcress File (1965), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), and Call Me Bwana (1963) starring Bob Hope and the only film to be produced by EON Productions outside of the James Bond franchise.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Harry Saltzman Facts

BirthdayOctober 27, 1915
BirthplaceSaint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Date of deathSeptember 28, 1994 (age 78)

Selected Filmography

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