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Son of the marriage of Christina and Giovanni Broccoli. His cousin, Pat DiCicco, called him Cubby, because Albert loved reading the Kabibble cartoons, in which there was a character named like that. He worked in a pharmacy and then as a manufacturer of coffins, but when visiting his cousin in Los Angeles, he became interested in film. Pat, his cousin, was an actor’s agent, and allowed Cubby to meet stars like Randolph Scott, Cary Grant and Bob Hope. He is considered one of those responsible, along with actor Wallace Beery, for the death of comedian Ted Healy in December 1937.
In 1941, he married the actress Gloria Blondell (sister of Joan Blondell), and began to take an interest in making films. That year, 20th Century Fox offered him the position of assistant director in the movie The Outlaw, directed by Howard Hawks and produced by his great friend Howard Hughes. From that moment, Broccoli was summoned to be an assistant in films like The Black Swan and The Song of Bernardette.
In World War II, Cubby joined the United States Navy. At that moment, Gloria and he divorced. After the war, Cubby went to the film industry and in 1946, Pat got him a job as production manager in a movie called Avalanche, which initiated Broccoli’s friendship with director Irving Allen. Due to the low profits of Avalanche, Cubby maintained other businesses, as a seller of Christmas trees in Beverly Hills, where he met Dana Wilson, who later became his wife. At the same time, Broccoli worked as a representative of stars such as Robert Wagner and Lana Turner.
In 1951, Broccoli married Nerda Clark and created Warwick Productions with Irving Allen. This became a successful independent film company based in London. Some films produced by this company were The Red Beret (also known as Paratrooper), Safari, Zarak and The Bandit of Zhobe.
Due to Nerda’s inability to have children, they adopted Tony and, a year later, Nerda eventually became pregnant with Tina. Soon after, Nerda died of cancer in New York. Cubby was reunited with Dana Wilson, who she fell madly in love with and soon after they got married. Meanwhile, Irving Allen and Cubby made a deal with Columbia Pictures to produce The Trials of Oscar Wilde, a movie that would be a blockbuster. On June 18, 1960, Dana gives birth to the girl Barbara Dana Broccoli.
One of Cubby’s ambitions was “to make Ian Fleming’s novels.” Cubby met Harry Saltzman, who had the rights to the 007 character. The two formed Eon Productions to make the first 007 film, Dr. No. As they needed money, they met Arthur Krim, president of United Artists, with whom , in 1962, they agreed to film Dr. No, and they chose Sean Connery for the role of James Bond.
In 1963, Broccoli and Saltzman produced the film Call me Bwana, starring Anita Ekberg and Bob Hope, and where Mai Ling worked, who worked as a Bond girl in Goldfinger and only lives twice. Note that the poster of this film appears in the following film 007, From Russia with love, as a den of the villain Krilencu.
Broccoli and Saltzman produce the films From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice. In 1968, they produced another Ian Fleming play, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, starring Dick Van Dyke and some Bond stars such as Gert Frobe and Desmond Llewelyn.
They also produce On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds for Eternity, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun, but Saltzman retires, leaving Cubby alone to produce The Spy who loved me, who became an impressive box office success. From that moment, Barbara Broccoli and Cubby’s stepson, Michael G. Wilson, come together to collaborate with Cubby in the Bond saga.
In 1981, For Your Eyes Only was released, and Broccoli was awarded the Thalberg prize for his career, which was delivered by Roger Moore during the Oscars. Broccoli thanked everyone who helped him grow, including Irving Allen and Harry Saltzman. License to kill, in 1989, was the last film that Cubby produced, and, for the next adventure of 007, GoldenEye, Cubby handed over his job to his stepson Michael G. Wilson and his daughter Barbara Broccoli although he also produced the film as Producer Consultant although accredited as a presenter (as in most Bond films).
As a horse racing enthusiast he won with Brocco, the Breeders Youth Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. He also made an autobiographical book called When The Snow Melts.
He died at his home in Beverly Hills in 1996 at the age of 87 years of heart failure after having a triple bypass the same year. He was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery – Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.
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