Endre Bohem, a writer and producer who fled his native Hungary shortly after World War I because Jews weren't permitted a college education, but 50 years later returned for what was believed the first joint film venture with an Iron Curtain country, has died.
Bohem, producer of Clint Eastwood's first success, the television series "Rawhide," was 89 when he died Saturday at home in Los Angeles.
In this country, he first became a scenarist and then a film producer. His early writing credits for the screen included the 1927 "Desert Night" which starred John Gilbert wearing an unprecedented all-white tuxedo.
Bohem worked for Eddie Manix at Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Harry Cohn at Columbia, where he produced short subjects, among them the Robert Benchley and "Passing Parade" series.