DAVID GEFFEN, MU­SIC / BUSI­NESS

Pride Life Magazine - - FEATURE -

David Lawrence Geffen’s in­flu­ence on mu­sic, theatre and film is sig­nif­i­cant, from pub­lish­ing al­bums by artists in­clud­ing Donna Sum­mer (The Wan­derer) and John Len­non (Dou­ble Fan­tasy) to back­ing the orig­i­nal Broad­way runs of Dream­girls and Cats and be­ing the “G” in film stu­dio Dream­Works SKG, which he co-founded with Steven Spiel­berg and Jef­frey Katzen­berg in 1994. While re­mem­bered for once buy­ing a $300 mil­lion, 454-foot yacht, he’s also highly re­garded for phi­lan­thropic do­na­tions sup­port­ing med­i­cal re­search, AIDS or­gan­i­sa­tions and the per­form­ing arts. He do­nated sig­nif­i­cantly to pre­vent the anti-Equal Mar­riage Propo­si­tion 8 from be­com­ing law in Cal­i­for­nia. Other: Sia Furler (Singer/ Song­writer/ Pro­ducer); Sam Smith (Singer)

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