Thomas Mitchell Sherak (June 22, 1945 – January 28, 2014) was an American actor and producer who was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2009–2010 term and re-elected for a second term in August 2010.
|Born||June 22, 1945|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 28, 2014 (aged 68)|
Calabasas, California, U.S.
He was succeeded by Hawk Koch as Academy President in 2012. On September 26, 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Tom Sherak as director of the newly created Mayor's Entertainment Industry and Production Office. Sherak died on January 28, 2014, in Calabasas, California, of prostate cancer. He was 68 and is buried at Mount Sinai Simi Valley. He was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6910 Hollywood Blvd.
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- "Academy Elects Hawk Koch as Its New President". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Tom Sherak Named As LA's New Film Czar, Will Earn $1 A Year" – Huff Post Entertainment
- Former Academy President Tom Sherak Dies, Aged 68
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