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Communications executive

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


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


BJ, University Texas, 1955.


Copywriter, Rich's Department Store, Atlanta, 1959; Southeastern advertising and publicity manager, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Atlanta, 1959-1962; national advertising manager, 20th Century Fox, New York City, 1962-1963; president, Gerald Rafshoon Advertising, Inc., Atlanta, 1963-1977; Chairman of the Board, Gerald Rafshoon Advertising, Inc., 1977-1978; assistant to president United States for committee White House, Washington, 1978-1979; media and committee director, Carter Presidential Campaign, 1976; media and committee director, Carter Re-election Campaign, 1980; president, Rafshoon Comm., Washington, 1980-1988; president, Rafshoon Prodns., Washington, 1981-1988; president, Consolidated Prodns., 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.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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.


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


Married Eden White Donohue, March 3, 1978. Children by previous marriage: Susan, Patricia, Janet, Scott.

Jack Rafshoon

Helen (Goodman) Rafshoon

Eden White Donohue