Why Did Charles Bluhdorn Fire Albert Ruddy From Godfather Crew? Paramount Pictures Fiasco

Burn Gorman as Sam Champion in the series, The Offer ( Source : Collider )


Charles Bluhdorn was a businessman who is known for being the owner of the Paramount studious that has produced acclaimed movies in the entertainment industry.

He was also known as the producer of the 1969 movie Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies. He was the founder of his company Gulf and Western Corporation.

The producer acquired two studios, Paramount Pictures in 1966 and Desilu Studios in 1967. Paramount Pictures was in failing condition when he brought the studio and helped it to get to a new heigh of fame and success by employing Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, and Jeffrey Katzenberg to run the studio.

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The Offer: Why Did Charles Bluhdorn Fire Albert Ruddy From Godfather Crew?


Charles Bluhdorn is also known for his involvement in the making of the acclaimed movie The Godfather. He was the founder of Gulf & Western which bought Paramount Pictures.

After he gained Paramount pictures, he changed the studio's history by producing movies like The Odd Couple and ‘Rosemary’s Baby in 1968  which were really successful movies for the studio.

Similarly, he released Love Story in 1970 which was another acclaimed movie from the studio. The studio was then targeting the making of the next hit movie, The Godfather in 1971.

The recently released series of Paramount plus called The Offer portrays the story of how The renowned movie The Godfather was made. In episode six of the series, it showed that Charles fired Albert Ruddy from the crew.

Due to the photos of Albert with Joe Colombo making the headlines, the mafia pressured Charles Bluhdorn to sell the Paramount studio to them. Charles was angry and fired Ruddy.

Similarly, the episode also shows how Robert Evans convinces Charles to not sell the studio. You can watch the series to know about how the movie came onto the screen and what efforts were put into it.


How Rich Was Charles Bluhdorn? Net Worth Of The Industrialist


The net worth of Charles Bluhdorn was estimated to be $11.5 million based on the claim of Alchetron.

Charles started his career by working at the Cotton Exchange in In 1946. He emigrated to the United States in 1942 and is believed to have served in the U.S. Army Air Forces

He formed his own country called Gulf & Western three years later which helped him to become a millionaire at 30. Similarly, he acquired a small auto parts company, Michigan Bumper in 1956.

Michigan Bumper later changed into Gulf and Western Industries which was ranked 61st in the Fortune 500 by 1981. Similarly, Paramount Pictures also produced movies that earned great money after their release.

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Charles Bluhdorn Wife And Family Today

Charles Bluhdorn was married to his wife Yvette Le Marrec in 1950.

Yvette is from Paris and they were in love with each other. A popular and memorable picture of the couple is the one where they were photographed while Yvette placed a kiss on his cheeks.

Sam Champion receiving a kiss from his wife Yvetta
Sam Champion receiving a kiss from his wife Yvetta( Source : Alchetron )

They both looked happy in the photo.

Likewise, the couple has two children together and Charles's family is comprised of them. He was involved in various businesses in his lifetime.

Charles died of a heart attack at 56 on his corporate jet while he was returning home to New York City on February 19, 1983. His funeral was held at St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield, Connecticut.



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