Michael White, Scottish film and theatre producer, Died at 80


Michael White was born on January 16, 1936, and died on March 7, 2016.

He was a British theatrical impresario and film producer.

He has produced over 101 stage productions and 27 films over 50 years.

But after him working as a Wall Street runner in New York City in the 1950s, he took an interest in theatre, spending five years as an assistant to Sir Peter Daubeny for his World Theatre seasons in London.

He has produced his first West End play, the London premiere of Jack Gelber’s The Connection in 1961.

Micheal was well known for bringing the risqué to the stage his productions included Sleuth, Oh! Calcutta!, Two Gentlemen of Verona and the original Theatre Upstairs production of The Rocky Horror Show.

Among his many works, White produced films, including the film version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (both 1975).

Then later, Micheal was responsible for The Comic Strip Presents with Peter Richardson, which began on the opening night of Channel 4 in 1982.

Financially, damage on films mounted, and after being conned out of hundreds of thousands of pounds in the early 2000s, he was declared bankrupt in 2005 after suffering a heart attack at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles.

Michael White passed away at 80 yrs old.