NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Stanley Richard Jaffe.
Jaffe, who was born in New Rochelle, turns 74 on Thursday.
Jaffe, a film producer responsible for blockbusters such as "Fatal Attraction," "The Accused" and "Kramer vs. Kramer," was born July 31, 1940. In 1962 Jaffe joined Seven Arts Associates and in 1964 was named executive assistant to the president of Seven Arts. After Warner Brothers purchased Seven Arts in 1967, Jaffe left to join CBS for two years.
After producing "Goodbye, Columbus," he was appointed executive vice president and chief operations officer of Paramount Pictures in 1970 and within three months was named president of Paramount Television, a post he resigned from in 1971 to form an independent production company, Jaffilms, which was "associated" with Columbia Pictures. Jaffilms produced "Bad Company" (1972) and "The Bad News Bears" (1976). In 1977, he became executive vice president of worldwide production at Columbia Pictures.
Jaffe returned to independent production with "Kramer vs. Kramer" in 1979. In 1991, he was named president and chief operating officer of Paramount Communications. In 1992, he was named successor to Brandon Tartikoff as president of Paramount.
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