Lester Persky Movies and Career Information
Jul 06, 1925
Lester Persky (July 6, 1925 – December 16, 2001) was an American film, television, and theatre producer. 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. 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.