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The Hollywood political spigot

November 16, 2003

Here's a sampling of entertainment industry donations to presidential campaigns during the first nine months of 2003:

President Bush

$2,000

Chuck Norris, actor

Dino De Laurentiis, producer

Terry Semel, Yahoo CEO

Richard Zanuck, producer

Lili Zanuck, producer-director

Amy Grant, musician

Jami Gertz, actress

Jeff Shaara, writer

$1,000

Ben Stein, writer-actor

*

Former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun

$2,000

Quincy Jones, producer

Peg Yorkin, producer

$1,000

Berry Gordy, West Grand Media chairman

*

Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark

$2,000

Mary Steenburgen, actress

Alan Alda, actor

Lauren Shuler-Donner, producer

Alan Ladd, producer

Steven Bochco, writer-producer

Richard Donner, director

Margaret Loyd Langley, TV and film producer

$1,000

Andrew Karp, Lava Records executive

$250

Nora Ephron, writer-director

*

Former Vermont Gov.

Howard Dean

$2,000

Christopher Guest, director

Norman Lear, producer

Bradley Whitford, actor

David Crosby, musician

Diane English-Shukovsky, writer-producer

Helen Hunt, actress

Rene Russo, actress

$1,000

Tony Shalhoub, actor

Paul Newman, actor

*

North Carolina Sen. John Edwards

$2,000

Gary Levy, musician

Adam Venit, talent agent

Norman Brokaw, William Morris Agency chairman

Armyan Bernstein, producer

$1,000

Mark Bryan, musician Robert Stein, talent agent

Patrick Wachsberger, Summit Entertainment president and CEO

*

Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt

$2,000

Judith Light, actress

Marlo Thomas, actress

Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Assn. of America chairman

Barry Diller, InterActive Corp. CEO

Melissa Gilbert, actress and Screen Actors Guild president

Richard Lovett, CAA agent

Michael Mann, director

Frank Marshall, director

Chevy Chase, actor

*

Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry

$2,000

Jamie Lee Curtis, actress

Michael J. Fox, actor

Sherry Lansing, Paramount Motion Picture Group chairwoman

Penny Marshall, director

Bette Midler, actress

Jerry Seinfeld, actor

$1,000

Ron Meyer, Vivendi Universal Entertainment president

Barry Meyer, Warner Brothers chairman

*

Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich

$2,000

Edward Norton, actor

Bonnie Raitt, musician

Summer Phoenix, actor

$1,000

Jeff Bridges, actor

Peter Yarrow, musician

$500

Larry Hagman, actor

Peter Coyote, actor-writer

$375

Eric Roberts, actor

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman

$2,000

Debra Messing, actress

Thomas Barad, producer

Jerry Stiller, actor

$1,000

Norman Pattiz, Westwood One founder

Haim Saban, owner of Saban Entertainment

Kenneth Cole, president of Kenneth Cole Inc.

David Kohan, "Will & Grace" creator

*

The Rev. Al Sharpton

$2,000

Steve Harvey, comedian

Robert Johnson, BET Cable founder and president

Antonio M. Reid, Arista Records CEO and president

$1,000

Barbra Streisand, actress-singer-director

$500

Katreese Barnes, musician

$100

Robert Levin, musician

*

Donations to multiple candidates

Ted Danson, actor (Dean, Clark, Edwards)

Chris Albrecht, HBO chairman (Kerry, Edwards, Dean)

Larry David, creator of "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (Gephardt, Edwards, Dean and co-host of Clark fund-raiser)

Ari Emanuel, Endeavor agent (Edwards, Gephardt, Kerry, co-host of Clark fund-raiser)

Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks founder (Gephardt, Edwards)

Barbra Streisand, actress-singer-director (Kerry, Sharpton, Edwards and Dean)

Aaron Sorkin, creator of "West Wing" (Edwards, Gephardt, Dean, Clark)

Glenn Close, actress (Dean, Edwards)

Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Assn. of America chairman (Kerry, Gephardt)

Source: Federal Elections Commission and Times researcher Mark Madden

Los Angeles Times

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