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Richard Zanuck Obituary

Friday, July 13th, 2012


Richard Zanuck, Oscar-winning producer, dies at 77



Richard Zanuck, who was head of production at 20th Century Fox and later ran his own production company, marshaled films including ‘Jaws,’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and ‘The Sting.’ He produced six films by director Tim Burton and helped launch the career of Steven Spielberg, who has called Zanuck ‘a director’s producer.’


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2012


Richard D. Zanuck, who emerged from the shadow of his legendary movie-mogul father as head of production at 20th Century Fox in the 1960s and later became an Oscar-winning independent producer whose films included “Jaws,” “The Verdict” and “Driving Miss Daisy,” died Friday. He was 77.


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