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Zanuck and his third wife, Lili Fini Zanuck, at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards, March 26, 1990

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Richard Darryl Zanuck (December 13, 1934 – July 13, 2012) was an American film producer. His 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy won him the Academy Award for Best Picture. Zanuck was also instrumental in launching the careers of directors Tim Burton and Steven Spielberg, who described Zanuck as "a director's producer" and "one of the most honorable and loyal men of our profession."

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  • Born: Richard Darryl Zanuck December 13, 1934 Los Angeles, California
  • Died: July 13, 2012 (aged 77) Beverly Hills, California
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Years active: 1956–2012
  • Spouse(s): Lili Charlene Gentle (1958–69) Linda Melson Harrison (1969–78) Lili Fini Zanuck (1978–2012, his death)
  • Children: Virginia Lorraine Zanuck (b. October 1959), Janet Beverly Zanuck Davidson (b. September 1960), Harrison Richard Zanuck (b. February 1971), Dean Francis Zanuck (b. August 1972)

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Top Hollywood Players Attempt Executive Reinvention
Variety, 2014-03-27 17:00:11
Richard Zanuck, the former second-generation production chief of Twentieth Century-Fox, once explained to me his survival strategy for his later years as an independent producer. “When a studio development executive calls me in to give me his notes, I make it a point to listen without hearing a thing,” said ...

Richard Zanuck Watched His Biopic Days Before Dying (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, 2012-07-25 17:00:00
The legendary producer saw a full-length cut of "Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking" on July 10.read more

Jaws Producer Richard Zanuck Has Passed Away
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2012-07-14 15:00:07
So sad… It seems as though we’ve been losing a lot of industry greats lately. We’re sorry to report that Oscar-winning producer, Richard Zanuck very suddenly passed away today at the age of 77. Zanuck held the role of President at 20th-Century Fox in the ‘60s, before starting his own ...

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