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Fritz Manes (1932–2011)

Fritz Manes was born on April 22, 1932 in Oakland, California, USA. He was a producer and actor, known for Pale Rider (1985), Escape from Alcatraz (1979) and Heartbreak Ridge (1986). He was married to Audi. He died on September 27, 2011 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Pale Rider
Pale Rider Producer
Escape from Alcatraz
Heartbreak Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge Producer
Firefox Producer


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 1986 Heartbreak Ridge (executive producer)
 1986 Ratboy (producer)
 1985 Pale Rider (executive producer)
 1984 City Heat (producer)
 1984 Tightrope (producer)
 1983 Sudden Impact (executive producer)
 1982 Honkytonk Man (executive producer)
 1982 Firefox (executive producer)
 1980 Any Which Way You Can (producer)
 1980 Bronco Billy (associate producer)
 1979 Escape from Alcatraz (associate producer)
 1978 Every Which Way But Loose (associate producer)
 1977 The Gauntlet (associate producer)
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[on Clint Eastwood's romance with Sondra Locke] I marveled at it. It was absolute total, blind love. See more »


Produced several films for childhood friend Clint Eastwood, whom he met at Piedmont Junior High School in Piedmont, California. (Clint was 2 years older than Fritz, but they were the same grade because Clint had been held back.) The pair had a falling out while making Heartbreak Ridge (1986). Manes was fired over the phone by Eastwood's secretary, and when he went over to Malpaso to collect his ... See more »

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