January 24, 1934
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Leonard Goldberg is considered one of the entertainment industry's most successful studio executives and producers, having worked on such acclaimed projects as "Die Hard," "Starsky & Hutch" and "Brain's Song." Early in his career he was responsible for developing and introducing an entirely new genre, the Made-For-Television movie. Goldberg had an extremely successful partnership with Aaron Spelling, producing numerous hit series including "Charlie's Angels," "Hart to Hart," "Starsky and Hutch" and "Family" throughout the late '70s and '80s. The duo also worked on the successful police series "T.J. Hooker," which starred William Shatner. In 1983 he produced the Oscar-nominated film "WarGames" and has worked on the features "The Distinguished Gentleman," "Sleeping with the Enemy" and both films in the "Charlie's Angels" series. In 1984 he produced the Emmy Award-winning television film "Something About Amelia," which was watched over 50 million people. In 2010 he executive produced the drama "Blue Bloods" starring Tom Selleck. Throughout his career, Goldberg's productions have helped launch the careers of many young actors including Richard Gere, Matthew Broderick, and Farrah Fawcett. Goldberg also created the successful game shows "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game."