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Gerald Monroe Rafshoon

Gerald Monroe Rafshoon, American communications executive. Trustee Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1955-1958.

Background

  • Rafshoon, Gerald Monroe was born on January 11, 1934 in New York City. Son of Jack and Helen (Goodman) Rafshoon.

  • Education

    • BJ, University Texas, 1955.

    Career

    • Copywriter Rich's Department Store, Atlanta, 1959. Southeastern advertising and publicity manager 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, 1959-1962. National advertising manager 20th Century Fox, New York City, 1962-1963.

      President Gerald Rafshoon Advertising, Inc., Atlanta, 1963-1977, chairman board, 1977-1978. Assistant to president United States for communications White House Washington, 1978-1979. Media and communications director Carter Presidential Campaign, 1976, Carter Re-election Campaign, 1980.

      President Rafshoon Communications, Washington, 1980-1988, Rafshoon Productions, Washington, 1981-1988, Consolidated Productions, Inc., Washington, 1988-1991. Vice-chairman Consolidated Entertainment, Inc., Los Angeles, 1988-1991. President Gerald Rafshoon Production, since 1991.

      Guest scholar Brookings Institution, Washington, since 1991.

    Works

    • Executive producer television special and movies including Bob Hope 75th Birthday Special, 1977, The Atlanta Child Murders, 1985, Circle of Violence, 1986, The Nightmare Years, 1989, Iran, 1990, Abraham, 1993, Jacob, 1994, Joseph, 1995 (Emmy for Best Miniseries National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 1995), Moses, 1996 (Emmy nomination for best miniseries 1996), Samson and Delilah, 1996, David, 1997, The Very Best Men, 1997, A Doll's House, 1998, Solomon, 1998. Independent film production, since 1991.

    Membership

    Trustee Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1955-1958.

    Connections

    • Married Eden White Donohue, March 3, 1978. Children by previous marriage: Susan, Patricia, Janet, Scott.
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    Born January 11, 1934
    • 1955
      University Texas
    • 1959
      Copywriter, Rich's Department Store
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1959 - 1962
      Southeastern advertising and publicity manager, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
    • 1962 - 1963
      national advertising manager, 20th Century Fox
    • 1963 - 1977
      president, Gerald Rafshoon Advertising
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1976
      media and communications director, Carter Presidential Campaign
    • 1978 - 1979
      assistant, to president United States for communications White House Washington
    • 1980 - 1988
      president, Rafshoon Communications
      Washington, United States
    • 1980
      media and communications director, Carter Presidential Campaign
    • 1981 - 1988
      president, Rafshoon Communications
      Washington, United States
    • 1988 - 1991
      president, Rafshoon Communications
      Washington, United States
    • 1988 - 1991
      vice-chairman Consolidated Entertainment
    • 1991
      president, Gerald Rafshoon Production
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