Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

Emmy Winner's Iconic Career Stretched From Elvis to HBO

Jerry Weintraub, the iconic film and TV producer and multiple Emmy winner, died Monday (July 6). He was 77.

The New York native won an Emmy as executive producer of the 2013 HBO movie Behind the Candelabra. He was executive producer of current HBO comedy series The Brink and producer of the network's upcoming series Westworld.

He also produced a plethora of popular and award-winning feature films including Nashville, Diner, The Karate Kid, and the 2001 Ocean's Eleven remake and its two sequels.

One of the first independent film producers to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Weintraub began his entertainment career promoting concerts and managing careers for well-known musical acts. Before getting into movies and television he worked with, among others, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond and John Denver.

Weintraub's agent, Michelle Bega, said he died of cardiac arrest at a Santa Barbara, Calif., hospital Monday morning (July 6).