Jennings Lang

Producer, Executive, Executive
Jennings Lang made a successful career out of his incredible skills as a producer. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe Agency and was made partner and vice president after two years, then was promoted to president. In 1950, he ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1915 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (23)

Stick 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Miss Marker 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

House Calls 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rollercoaster 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Swashbuckler 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Eiger Sanction 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Earthquake 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nunzio 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Front Page 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Breezy 1973 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Charley Varrick 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Plains Drifter 1973 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pete 'n' Tillie 1972 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Naked Ape 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

They Might Be Giants 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Winning 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Real Life 1979 (Movie)

Martin Brand (Actor)
Writer (1)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

from film("Airport") (Story By)

Biography

Jennings Lang made a successful career out of his incredible skills as a producer. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe Agency and was made partner and vice president after two years, then was promoted to president. In 1950, he joined the MCA Agency. Working in the film industry, Lang earned a production credit on the Paul Newman sports drama "Winning" (1969), the George C Scott comedic adaptation "They Might Be Giants" (1971) and "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid" (1972) with Cliff Robertson. After focusing on dramas, Lang changed his tune to comedy, producing such films as "The Naked Ape" (1973) with Johnny Crawford and Victoria Principal. Lang then focused on film, producing "Rollercoaster" (1977) with George Segal and the sequel "The Concorde - Airport '79" (1979) with Alain Delon. Lang more recently produced the Burt Reynolds action picture "Stick" (1985). Lang passed away in May 1996 at the age of 81.

Relationships

Grandchild
had three survived him

Michael Lang

Son
from previous marriage survived him

Robert Lang

Son
from previous marriage survived him

Rocky Lang

Son
survived him mother Monica Lewis

Monica Lewis

Wife
born on May 5, 1925 provided the vocals for the character of Chiquita Banana survived him

EDUCATION

St John's University

Jamaica, New York

Milestones

1983

Retired after suffering a severe stroke

1977

With Universal developed "Lightsurround" to be used in conjunction with Sensurround

1975

Executive producer of "Airport 1975," "Earthquake," and "The Front Page"; three of Universal's top box office hits

1952

Promoted to vice president of MCA TV Ltd. and was named a member of the board of directors

1950

Joined the MCA Agency

1940

Joined the Jaffe Agency and was made partner and vice president after two years, then was promoted to president

1938

Opened his own office as an agent

Bonus Trivia

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Expert in escapist entertainment he conceived the Academy Award winning Sensurround sound system used in the movie "Earthquake"

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