Broadway and Hollywood lost a great Producer and a great Man on Monday, when Mr. David Brown took his final curtain call.
I met Mr. Brown (and his wonderful wife, Ms. Helen Gurley Brown) on only a couple of occasions, but I distinctly remember the firm grasp of his handshake and the warming welcome of his smile. This was a man that loved what he did, and he loved to meet people that wanted to do the same thing.
The Sting, Jaws, and Chocolat (soon to be a musical, I hear) were just a few of Mr. B’s credits, along with both the film and Broadway production of A Few Good Men.
Good night, Mr. Brown. We’ll do our best to keep up the gentlemanly standard you embodied so beautifully.
But you set the bar awfully high . . .