Actor Mark Damon passes away at 91

He has been an international sales agent for firms like PSO, Vision International, MDP Worldwide, and Foresight Unlimited
Actor Mark Damon passes away at 91

Actor-turned-independent sales executive, Mark Damon had died on Sunday at Los Angeles, as told by his wife. He was 91.

Born as Alan Harris in Chicago, Damon moved to Rome to pursue a career in acting after graduating in MBA from UCLA. He became a gamechanger to independent US films, as he founded Producers Sales Organization to market American indie films to internation distributors.

He has been an international sales agent for firms like PSO, Vision International, MDP Worldwide, and Foresight Unlimited.

His PSO succeeded in making Never Say Never the only James Bond film ever licensed by an indepent to independent international distributors as foreign contracts weren't entertained as a collateral.

In Damon's acting career, he has won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer for the House of Usher. He went on to star in Spaghetti Westerns and B-moviews like Johnny Yuma and Black Sabbath.

He has also produced over 70 films like, The Neverending Story, Das Boot, Short Circuit, 8 Million Ways to Die, and Wild Orchid. He produced the biopic on Patty Jenkins Monster, starring Charlize Theron, won the Oscar under the lead actress category for 2003.

He is survived by his wife Maggie Markov Damon; son Jonathan; daughter Alexis Damon Ribaut and son-in-law Mathieu Ribaut.

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