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Lew Grade, Baron Grade (1906-1998), Theatrical agent, television executive and film producer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in the Ukraine, the impresario and television executive Grade came to London as a child. Educated at Rochelle Street School, Grade changed his name from Winogradsky and, with his brother, set up a vaudeville and theatrical agency. They were among the first to grasp the significance of television to the entertainment industry. Grade commissioned such feature films as The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) and Raise the Titanic (1980). He became President of ATV Network Ltd (1977-82), and was Director of the Supervisory Board of EuroDisney from 1988 and Vice-President of the British Olympic Association. He was knighted in 1969 and made a life peer in 1976. His autobiography Still Dancing appeared in 1987.

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Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(17)


Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Ruskin Spear
oil on board, exhibited 1988
NPG 6062


Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Alistair Morrison
bromide print, 1989
NPG P484


Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1996
NPG x87110


Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1997
NPG x133073


Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Fredric Goldstein
chalk, 1986
NPG 5908