Death of a movie mogul

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

One of the key fig­ures in Hol­ly­wood’s 1970s rein­ven­tion died last week. Richard D Zanuck, son of Dar­ryl F Zanuck, leg­endary head of 20th Cen­tury Fox, was re­spon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing such hits as Jaws and The Sting. He be­came the head of pro­duc­tion at Fox in the mid 1960s and, in an eight-year ten­ure, over­saw the de­vel­op­ment of such huge pic­tures as The Sound of Mu­sic, The French Con­nec­tion and Butch Cas­sidy and the Sun­dance Kid.

Steven Spiel­berg rem­i­nisced about his ex­pe­ri­ences mak­ing Jaws with Zanuck. “In 1974 Dick Zanuck and I sat in a boat off Martha’s Vine­yard and

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