Producer Brown dies aged 93
Readers who attended movies in the 1970s and 1980s will recall the words “a Zanuck/Brown production” with some affection. David Brown and Richard D Zanuck provided the muscle behind such hits as The Sting, Jaws and Cocoon. Richard D Zanuck is still with us, but, sadly, David Brown died on Monday at the age of 93. Among his most impressive achievements was staying married to Helen Gurley Brown, the rather fearsome creator of the modern version of Cosmopolitan magazine, for a not inconsiderable 51 years.