Lester Persky

Lester Persky
Born(1925-07-06)July 6, 1925
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedDecember 16, 2001(2001-12-16) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, U.S.
Other namesP. J. Lester
OccupationFilm, television and theatre producer

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.[1]

In 1964, Andy Warhol used some of Persky's collection of old TV ads as part of Warhol's film Soap Opera (1964).[2]

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.[1]

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