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Gary Kurtz was born on July 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gary Douglas Kurtz. He is a producer and assistant director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and American Graffiti (1973). He has been married to Clare Gabriel since 2003. He was previously married to ... See full bio »
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 2016 Offbeat (executive producer) (announced)
 2015 The Chimeran (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2011 Gangster Kittens (executive producer) (filming)
 2014 Centurion Resurrection (Short) (executive producer)
 2008 Resistance (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2007 5-25-77 (producer)
 2007 Friends and Heroes (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- No Way Out (2007) ... (producer)
- No Turning Back (2007) ... (producer)
- Exodus (2007) ... (producer)
- Horseplay (2007) ... (producer)
- Doing Our Part (2007) ... (producer)
 2004 The Tale of Jack Frost (TV Movie) (co-executive producer - uncredited)
 1995 The Steal (producer)
 1993 The Princess and the Cobbler (producer - uncredited)
 1989 Slipstream (producer)
 1985 Return to Oz (executive producer)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (producer)
 1977 The Making of 'Star Wars' (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1973 American Graffiti (co-producer)
 1971 Chandler (associate producer)
 1971 Two-Lane Blacktop (associate producer)
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Tension between the actors comes and goes. Some days they get on well, others they don't but these are just the normal misunderstandings that take place under high tension. Actors, more than anyone else, suffer from continuous anxieties as to whether they're doing a good job, whether they'r approved of by other actors or members of the crew. They inflict upon themselves a sort of endless ... See more »


He invested in Return to Oz (1985) which failed at the box office. He filed for bankruptcy in 1985. See more »

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