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Other names  P. J. Lester
Name  Lester Persky

Role  Film producer
Education  Brooklyn College
Born  July 6, 1925 (1925-07-06) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation  Film, television and theatre producer
Died  December 16, 2001, Los Angeles, California, United States
Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series
Movies  Hair, Heat, Equus, Yanks, Poor Little Rich Girl
Similar People  Michael Butler, Michael Weller, Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Galt MacDermot

Lester Persky Productions (1991)

Lester Persky (July 6, 1925 – December 16, 2001) was an American film, television, and theatre producer.


Early life and career

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Persky attended Brooklyn College before serving in the Merchant Navy during World War II. After the war, he worked at The New York Times and later as a copywriter at an advertising agency. Persky later opened his own successful ad agency.

In 1964, Andy Warhol used some of Persky's collection of old TV ads as part of Warhol's film Soap Opera (1964).

As a producer, Persky won a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on the miniseries A Woman Named Jackie. Persky also attempted to produce a miniseries based on the life of Howard Hughes with Terry Moore serving as a consultant.


On December 16, 2001, Persky died of complications following heart surgery in Los Angeles.


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