Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Field: Media
Inducted: 1995
Country: United States
Born: September 18, 1926 in New York, New York

Bud Greenspan is the preeminent mentor of sport films. A four-time producer of official films of the Olympic Games, Greenspan produced the official motion pictures of the 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Calgary, 1992 Barcelona, and 1996 Olympic Centennial Games.

He also produced the non-official two-hour TV special on the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics. His The Spirit of the Olympics, a multiscreen visual and musical tribute to the quadrennial games, is on permanent display at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne,

Greenspan’s book, 100 Greatest Moments in Olympic History, published in November 1995, has had multiple printings.

Greenspan has produced numerous other Olympic-related productions, among them 16 Days of Glory, Los Angeles, Triumph and Tragedy: The 1972 Olympics, The Measure of Greatness, An
Olympic Dream
, the television series For the Honor of Their Country, and the two hour docudrama, Time Capsule: The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. The TV series The Olympiad, produced with his late wife Cappy, has been seen in more than 80 countries around the world.

The producer, writer, and director has earned numerous trade honors, including the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995, the Ronald Reagan Media Award in
1994, and National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards for The Olympiad series, his Olympic vignettes, and both 16 Days of Glory films—Calgary (1988) and Lillehammer (1994).

Greenspan was awarded the Olympic Order in 1985 by International
Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch. He was the seventeenth American to receive this honor.


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