Who was Marvin Chomsky? Dies at 92, Cause of Death, Family, Wife, Age, Net worth

Marvin Chomsky was a famous American Director, Producer, and Art Director who worked both in television and film. A four-time Emmy Award winner, he directed landmark historical TV dramas and the movie “Inside the Third Reich.”

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Marvin Chomsky, Director of ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust,’ Dies at 92

Marvin Chomsky, American Director and an Emmy Award-winning director renowned for his work on historical dramas, including the blockbuster mini-series “Roots” and “Holocaust,” died on March 28 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 92.

His son Eric confirmed the death, in hospice care in a retirement community.

How old is Marvin Chomsky? His Age, Family, and Early Life

Marvin Chomsky was 92 years old. He was born on 23 May 1929 in New York City, USA.

Noam Chomsky, cousin of Marvin Chomsky.

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While he was studying at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, he began working in radio, and later on, for a television show aimed at teenagers.

Marvin Chomsky’s Career

Marvin Chomsky also served in the U.S. Army, before pursuing a career in film and television. Chomsky had directed many TV movies such as Brink’s: The Great Robbery, Victory at Entebbe, Attica, and Billionaire Boys Club which were related to the real-life story of a Los Angeles investing and social club that targeted young, inexperienced men from wealthy families.

He also directed many episodes of Roots, the sweeping story of a Black family’s struggles which was aired in 1977. With few opportunities for roles for Black actors, he helped to change racial attitudes in Hollywood.

He was nominated for eight Emmys during his career, “Peter the Great,” “Inside the Third Reich,” “Attica” and “Holocaust”.


Chomsky was the winner of four Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Holocaust in 1978, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Attica in 1980, and for Inside the Third Reich in 1982, and Outstanding Miniseries Peter the Great in 1986.

Marvin Chomsky’s Net worth / Income

Marvin J. Chomsky’s income source is mostly from being a successful Director. His net worth is estimated at around $1 Million – $5 Million.

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Marvin Chomsky’s Girlfriend Affairs and Relationships

Chomsky was married twice, first to Tobye Kaplan, until their divorce, and then to Christa Baum, from whom he was separated at the time of his death. 

He had three sons, including Peter Chomsky, who is also a television producer, David Chomsky, and Attica Chomsky. 

Marvin Chomsky’s Education

Marvin Chomsky attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in speech in 1950 and from Stanford University with a master’s degree in drama the following year.

Marvin Chomsky’s social media

Chomsky is not active on social media. His social account has not been identified. We will update this section as soon as information is available.

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