Richard D. Zanuck

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Birth Name: Richard D. Zanuck
Born: 12/13/1934
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 07/13/2012

Though born into Hollywood royalty, producer Richard Zanuck frequently acted like a maverick, tackling offbeat, seemingly unfilmable projects and spinning them into box office gold. Zanuck began his career as the head of production for his father, legendary producer Darryl F. Zanuck, at 20th Century Fox, where he oversaw such classics as "The Sound of Music" (1965), "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), "Patton" (1970) and "The French Connection" (1971). But following a spate of costly failures, he lost his job and was forced out on his own in the early 1970s. Teaming with fellow Fox expatriate David Brown, he set up The Zanuck/Brown Company and had a huge hit with "The Sting" (197... Continue Bio >>

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