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David L. Wolper

Born: Jan 11, 1928

Death: Aug 10, 2010

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Television producer

Nationality: United States

David L. Wolper

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1928
Date of Death : Aug 10, 2010
Birth Place : New York City

David Lloyd Wolper was an American television and film producer, responsible for shows such as Roots, The Thorn Birds, North & South, L.A. Confidential, and the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He also produced numerous documentaries and documentary series including Biography, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Appointment with Destiny, This is Elvis, Four Days in November, Imagine: John Lennon, Visions of Eight, and others. Wolper directed the 1959 documentary The Race for Space, which was nominated for an Academy Award. His 1971 film about the study of insects, The Hellstrom Chronicle, won an Academy Award.


  • Television producer
  • Film Producer

Also known as

  • David Wolper
  • David Lloyd Wolper


  • Anna Fass
  • Irving S. Wolper


  • Dawn Richard
  • Gloria Hill
  • Toni Carroll


  • Mark Wolper
  • Michael Wolper
  • Leslie Wolper

Awards Won

  • Peabody Award
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries
  • International Emmy Award for Founders
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Documentary Programs
  • PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Television
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