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Gregory T. Gold

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August 25, 1951 - October 23, 2015 Greg Gold, an award-winning director of commercials and music videos, and a producer and writer for television and video, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, October, 23, 2015. He was 64. Greg was born in the Bronx, New York to George Gold, a Pathologist who emigrated from Budapest Hungary, and Rochelle (Benjamin) Gold, a survivor of Auschwitz, born in Transylvania, Romania. Greg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in New York, did Masters level Film Studies at Boston University, studied film and still photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Together with fellow directors David Fincher, Dominic Sena and Nigel Dick, and producers Joni Sighvatsson and Steve Golin, Greg founded the groundbreaking Propaganda Films, and received numerous awards for his directing work for artists such as K. D. Lang, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, and Joshua Bell, to name a few. Greg also co-founded and served as president of Milk and Honey Films (1995-2003), was a partner in Prague Studios, and was a member of the Writers Guild of America. Before his untimely passing, Greg was working on a feature documentary following the meteoric rise to stardom of an American band. Greg is survived by his wife Sharon, his son Michael, his brother Marion, and his sisters Joan and Sandy. Greg was a kind and loving person, and will be profoundly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Greg's name to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, attn: Giselle Gonzaga.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 8, 2015
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