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25/02/1941 David Puttnam, producer of films such as Chariots of Fire and former head of Columbia Pictures is born

British producer David Puttnam was born in Southgate, a suburban area of north London. At the beginning of his career, Puttnam spent 5 years working for a British advertising agency, Collett Dickenson Pearce. He also acted as an agent for photographers David Bailey and Brian Duffy before turning his attention to film production.