I learned so much from this great man in Atlanta in 1996 and Nagano i 1998
Thank you Bud, RIP
i just fought about you and Steve Sabol today because both of you your are the Greatest filmmakers of all time but in sports history because everytime i watch these films from you on the olympic games Winter or Summer you give new emotions always learning a lot more from you and teaching me the about the history of the olympic games to fans all around the world and always enjoyed them when i watch 16 days of glory till we meet Bud RIP Love
Amar and i fought about something early this morning when i come to joining you and Steve Sabol in heaven perhaps maybe you can do a story on Amar Smith as well see you in heaven Bud RIP
thanks for do so much for the olympic games bud RIP
Bud you did my olympic hero because you
did so much for the modern olympic games and every time i see these olympic films on tv on on the internet on you tube.com 16 days of glory the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles 1984 so thanks a lot for all the memories Bud RIP love Amar see you in heaven
Remembering all the wonderful times we shared with you and Nancy 20 years ago, in Barcelona'92 Olympic Games. Our great privilege to have such an unforgettable memories.
As the 2012 Olympic Games begin, I'm thinking of you and missing you, Nancy, and the Cappy family. What a pleasure and honor it was to work with you for almost two years, especially to work with you and the Cappy family at the 2004 and 2006 Games. I learned a lot about storytelling from you. Thank you, Bud! You are greatly missed! I hope you are enjoying the Games from heaven. Best seat in the house.
i mel donnell just found the olympics because of your films.all i can say,i will never forget your films.you gave me insite,as to what happens,at the olympics.thanks for opening my eyes.i will never forget you for this.sorry to be a late bloomer.my prayers are with you always,so sorry for family.
I had a chance to work with Bud a few times on interviews in the Cappy office. He was pretty sick and asked the questions laying down. His mind was still strong and the interviews were great. I just remember thinking how lucky I was to be a part of the Cappy family in a small way. Great to work with Nancy, Bruce and the entire production team.
John Maher DP
You captured what was and is the best of man in the greatest competition in world history. Your interest in the human story at all levels of participation thrilled us all and shall continue to inspire us in England, Brasil and beyond....... Citius, Altius, Fortius
Michael Duron (Santa Ana, Ca.)
Loved working with Bud, Nancy and Bruce on the 2002 Winter Olympics film in Salt Lake city. He was such a wonderful man and I and two of my girls (Jennie Latham and Starla Holder) had the best film experience of our lives. Thank you, Bud!
Thanks Bud, Cappy and yourself taught me how to navigate this world we call the "film industry". I will miss you as I have missed Cappy. Tony Borella Hollywood, California
Thank you Mr. Greenspan! Now you and Cappy can begin the "NEW" project.
quite simply....the greatest sports storyteller I have ever heard in my 65 years on this earth!
His stories always gave me chills! Thank You Bud. You will be truly missed!
Bud Greenspan, "Mr. Olympic Filmmaker", had a very large public persona but we always knew and loved him as "Uncle Bud". To many he was 'larger than life', but to us, he was an involved, caring family member. His films were his "children" but in a very real sense so were we, his nieces and nephews. Before "Cappy Productions", there was "Deena Productions", named for Bud's sister Sarah (Rosenberg)'s eldest daughter. Bud gave nephew Daniel Rosenberg his first puppy when he was nine, later hiring him and his niece Becky (Rosenberg) as production assistants for the 1984 Olympic film "16 Days of Glory"." Nephew Jon Greenspan and niece Jill (Magee) were thrilled at the great joy and pride their father, David (Perry) Greenspan, took in narrating and being an integral part of so many of his brother Bud's beautifully crafted films.
Our deepest condolences go to Nancy Beffa, Bud's long-time companion and his rock.
Goodbye Uncle Bud, we will miss you! With loving memories, Sarah, Deena, Daniel, Rebecca,
Jonathan and Jill; Deena's husband & son, Ernie and Ben Harburg, and Jon's wife, Terry Oleske
Bud's sense of humor was just one of his many gifts. I remember asking him one day about the line, "It has been written..." that regularly preceded a perfectly apt, but anonymous, quotation in his films,"Where in the world do you find those quotes?" He replied, unabashedly, "Why I write them myself, of course."
Our sincere condolences Nancy.
My family and I wanted to send our condolences on Bud's passing. Both my brother and I were surprised to learn of his dying as we watched him improve so much in the hospital.
Our thoughts are with you -
Laraine and Gabe Mancuso (NYC)
Oh how Bud loved to research and “connect the dots”. The research efforts of Bud led to a phone call one day to let my mother know she was the first women to receive back to back gold medals in the same event for the Summer Olympics. My mother Annette Rogers Kelly won gold in the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games in the 4x100 meter Relay. I meet Bud when the Olympic Committee held the induction ceremonies for the Olympic Hall of Fame in Chicago years back. It was an honor to meet and spend time talking about the Olympics. It also gave me the chance to thank him in person for the amazing job he did in bringing the personal stories of the Olympics to life.
In every Olympian story there was a winner whether Gold or not. This was the insight that Bud had. We have to thank him for sharing that knowledge in the wonderful way that he did.
Our thoughts are with Nancy and the trusted Olympian team.
Bud was the keynote speaker for one of our Deloitte national meetings in Scottsdale many years ago. BEFORE he spoke, a few of my colleagues wondered why he had been chosen to speak. AFTERWARDS, he received a standing ovation! What a talented, passionate professional!
“Pride, courage and the ability to endure, for if you endure, you bring honor to us all.” Bud, you brought honor to us all in your films, thank you. I learned so much from you in just one year, but mostly, your passion for the Olympics. You were like an excited, little boy with every story you told. My thoughts & prayers go out to Nancy & Sarah.
Bud: Your spirit and noble ideals will always endure. You chose to show us what is best in men. May you rest in peace.
He told the best stories and helped all of us understand and connect with the athletes of the Olympics. He gave all of us a great gift. He will be missed.
May his memory forever be a blessing.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Dear Ms. Beffa,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Bud. He was a lifelong friend of my mother. That is how I got to know him. He was a wonderful man and is now at peace. I think he and mom will be happy catching up on old times.
Dear Nancy and friends of Bud
The world was blessed to have such a positive supporter of the Olympic ideals. As an education liason for the Salt Lake City games, I was able to teach these wonderful concepts to my students. Meeting Bud was a highlight of those games.
Dear Mr. Greenspan, as one of the little girls who took ballet classes from your late wife in the 1960s, I want to thank you and Mrs. Greenspan for being good people who touched lives wherever you were.
The world has lost a valued friend of the Olympic movement and now he walks amongst the heroes he chronicled.Rest in peace,my friend.
To the family and friends at this most difficult time. When a dear loved one dies, their life's struggles with ups and downs comes to a end. However for the bereaved family it continues until the God of all comfort brings a end to all suffering pain and death. This he will do under his Kingdom Rule. We pray for that Kingdom to come in the model prayer recorded at Matthew 6:9, 10.
~ A concerned person,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You are truly a part of American history.
To the the family of Bud Greenspan - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Bud will be missed by many.
Mr.Greenspan was truly an iconic figure in the the world of sports entertainment. America will miss him greatly, my sympathy to his family and friends.
Bud was a true genius. I saw many of his films and was mesmerized by his work. His story-telling ability as well as the footage and narration were awe inspiring. His work will be sorely missed.
Hello ! Greenspan's !
I would like to extend my condolence to you all. Lossing a love one breaks the circle of life for all. Mr.Bud had many accomplishment during his life time that brought him great joy. We all want to be happy and that time is coming as the bible say at Ps.145:16.May you all journel of life be filled with all the shared times and cherish memories of Mr. Greenspan.
My gosh, another passage in our generation's time line. A documenter of the noble achievements from some of the greatest athletic endevours that the world has ever seen. Rest easy Mr. Greenspan, your legacy will be carried on as the Torch is always.
I have exercised every day, either on a stationery bike or indoor rower, for the past 25 years in front of my television watching one of the many Bud Greenspan videos my wife gave me as a birthday present. So you could say with no exaggeration that Bud Greenspan has been a part of my everyday life for a quarter of a century, entertaining and inspiring me...not perhaps for what life and sport are but what they are in a field of dreams. This is my opportunity to thank Bud Greenspan (and his crew); shed a tear for his family, colleagues and friends; and celebrate a long, great and, I hope, happy life.
Oh Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss old friend. I have a Christmas card sitting here on the table with the envelope addressed already, so I'll share my thoughts there.... be strong, and just know you're in my heart.