Albert “Cubby” Broccoli

broccoli1April 5, 1909 – June 27, 1996

Ian Fleming wrote some books.

Some years later, an American producer named Cubby Broccoli made a lot of money because of them.

Broccoli became interested in Fleming’s James Bond stories and felt the need to adapt them to the screen. It was a good decision as the Bond franchise has made roughly $7,000,000,000,000,000* in the more than half a century since 1962’s modest Dr. No was released. Broccoli was so successful with Fleming’s works that he even produced the Fleming-penned Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – in which, oddly, James Bond did not appear (but Q did!). Point is, Cubby Broccoli found a niche and played his part perfectly to turn that niche into dozens of successful films. He passed away of heart failure at home at the age of 87. His family continues to work with the James Bond movie franchise to this day.

Burial

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills, CA

Specific Location

Court of Remembrance; Large white sarcophagus in the northwest corner of the third section.

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* – Not the actual profit of the Bond films. I’m not good at math…or research.

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