Steve Broidy

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Steve Broidy , actually Samuel Broidy (born June 14, 1905 in Malden , Massachusetts , † April 28, 1991 in Los Angeles ) was an American film producer ( executive producer ).


After Broidy had to drop out of a law degree at Boston University due to the effects of the Depression , he began to work as a salesman for the Franklin Film Company in 1925. The following year he moved to Universal and in 1931 to Warner Bros. In 1933 he came to the Hollywood studio Monogram Pictures , which produced low-budget films and was known for its westerns. Broidy began there as a Boston sales director and rose in 1940 to a board member, vice president and chief sales officer. At that time, he moved to Los Angeles with his family . From 1945 he was President of Monogram for 20 years (or after its name change from Allied Artists). In 1965 he founded his own independent film studio, Motion Pictures International (MPI). MPI produced, among other things, William Friedkin's debut film Good Times (1967), a comedy with Sonny and Cher . From 1960 to 1969 Broidy was a member of the Academy Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

In addition to his career in the film industry, Broidy was also involved in the social field, where he used his knowledge of organization and fundraising . Among other things, he made a significant contribution to the merger of the Cedars of Lebanon and Mount Sinai Hospitals into the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1961 by acquiring donations . In 1963 he was awarded the honorary Oscar for special humanitarian services ( Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award ).

Broidy died in 1991 of a heart attack while watching a game at Dodger Stadium . He left a daughter and two sons. The Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills houses an estate collection of Broidy's financial and business records.


  • 1961: Rocket Attack USA
  • 1967: Good Times
  • 1967: The Fox
  • 1969: 80 Steps to Jonah ( 80 Steps to Jonah )
  • 1972: The Poseidon Adventure ( The Poseidon Adventure )
  • 1976: They called him El Lute ( Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw )

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Steve Broidy. In: Variety . May 6, 1991. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  2. Steve Broidy papers / Biography Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  3. a b Steve Broidy; Film executive, philanthropist. In: Los Angeles Times . April 30, 1991. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  4. Steve Broidy papers / Manuscripts Retrieved February 18, 2015.