Martin Jurow

Martin Jurow (December 14, 1911 - February 12, 2004) was a Hollywood agent, executive assistant and film producer.After graduating from the College of William and Mary, he received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1936 and joined a law firm in New York with show business clients. He moved to the William Morris Agency where he became head of their film department on the East coast.After leaving William Morris he paired up with another agent, Richard Shepherd to produce films. Their first picture together was The Hanging Tree starring Gary Cooper and Maria Schell which they followed with The Fugitive Kind, an adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Orpheus Descending, starring Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani.They signed a six picture deal with Paramount Pictures where they made films including an adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. After Breakfast at Tiffany's he produced three more films without Shepherd involving Blake Edwards - Soldier in the Rain, The Pink Panther and The Great Race. He moved to Texas and became Assistant District Attorney in Dallas. He later returned to film and co-produced Terms of Endearment which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Jurow wrote his memoirs in 2001.