John Foreman (producer)

John Foreman[1] (July 26, 1925 – November 19, 1992)[1] was an American film producer.

John Foreman
John Christian Foreman

(1925-07-26)July 26, 1925
DiedNovember 19, 1992(1992-11-19) (aged 67)
OccupationFilm producer
Spouse(s)Linda Lawson (1961-1992) (his death) (2 children)
ChildrenAmanda Foreman
Julie Foreman (b. 1963)


Early lifeEdit

Josh Christian Foreman was born on July 26, 1925 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.


In the late 1960s, he and actor Paul Newman founded Newman-Foreman productions. He went on to produce Winning (1969) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). He later produced four films in collaboration with director John Huston. His other film credits as producer include, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), The Mackintosh Man (1973), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), They Might Be Giants (1971)[2] and Prizzi's Honor (1985).

He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for his films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Prizzi's Honor.

Forman was married to actress and singer Linda Lawson. Amanda Foreman and Julie Foreman, both actresses, are their daughters.[3]


He died on November 19, 1992 in Beverly Hills, California.


  1. ^ a b According to the State of California. California Death Index, 1940–1997. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California
  2. ^ The New York Times: "They Might Be Giants"
  3. ^ "John Foreman". IMDb. Retrieved May 28, 2016.

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