Robert Irwin Chartoff
August 26, 1933
New York City, U.S.
|Died||June 10, 2015 (aged 81)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Education||Union College (BA)|
Columbia University Law School (JD)
|Spouse(s)||Phyllis Raphael |
(m. ??; div. ??)
(m. 1970; div. 1983)
Robert Irwin Chartoff (August 26, 1933 – June 10, 2015) was an American film producer and philanthropist.
Chartoff was born on August 26, 1933 in New York City, the son of Bessie and William Chartoff. His family was Jewish. He graduated from Union College in 1955, followed by Columbia University Law School.
Chartoff produced more than 30 movies, including the Rocky film series boxing series. He and fellow producer Irwin Winkler won an Academy Award for Best Picture for its 1976 debut film, Rocky.
Chartoff established the RC Charitable Foundation in 1990 to award grants to international schools and other child agencies. He served as its President. The RC Charitable Foundation gives grants awards to the Buddha Educational Trust. He served on the Community Advisory Board of the Younes and Soraya Israel Studies Center at UCLA.
Chartoff's first wife was Phyllis Raphael, with whom he had three children – Jenifer, William and Julie – before divorcing. In 1970, he married British actress Vanessa Howard, with whom he had one son, Charley. That marriage also ended in divorce. He last married Jenny Weyman, with whom he had one daughter, Miranda. He died at his home in Santa Monica, California in 2015 from pancreatic cancer, leaving a widow.
He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.
|1969||They Shoot Horses, Don't They?|
|1970||Leo the Last|
|The Strawberry Statement|
|1971||Believe in Me|
|The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight|
|1972||The New Centurions|
|Up the Sandbox|
|1977||New York, New York|
|1978||Comes a Horseman||Executive producer|
|Uncle Joe Shannon|
|1983||The Right Stuff|
|2004||In My Country|
|2006||Rocky Balboa||Executive producer|
|2011||The Mechanic||Executive producer|
|2014||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Executive producer|
|2015||Creed||Final film as a producer|
|2015||Creed||In memory of|