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Los Angeles, Jan 5: Legendary Hollywood producer Saul Zaentz died at his home in San Francisco after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He was 92.
Saul died Friday, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
His nephew Paul Zaentz confirmed the news. He said: "He was an extraordinary man. He had a lot of guts, a lot of integrity."
Saul began his career as a music producer, before turning to filmmaking at the age of 50.
- Ketali Mehta
San Francisco (AP) — Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," ''Amadeus" and "The English Patient," has died. He was 92. Zaentz (zants) died Friday at his San Francisco apartment after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Paul Zaentz, the producer's nephew and longtime business partner told the Associated Press. Zaentz was never a prolific movie producer, but he took on classy productions, specializing in complex literary adaptations that Hollywood studios generally find too intricate to put on film. Since moving into film at age 50 with »
- Jason Dearen (AP)
Washington, January 5: Saul Zaentz has died after battling with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 92.
Zaentz , who won the Oscar for his hit film 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' died in his home in San Francisco, California, Contactmusic reported.
His nephew Paul Zaentz confirmed the news and said that the producer was an extraordinary man, who had a lot of guts and integrity. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him Best Picture Academy Awards for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient, has died. He was 92. Zaentz died Friday at his San Francisco apartment after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Paul Zaentz, the producer's nephew and longtime business partner, told the Associated Press. Zaentz was never a prolific movie producer, but he took on classy productions, specializing in complex literary adaptations that Hollywood studios generally find too intricate to put on film. Since moving into film at age 50 with 1972's low-budget country-music drama Payday, »
- Associated Press
Saul Zaentz, the legendary Hollywood producer of “The English Patient,” “Amadeus” and other landmark films, died Friday afternoon from Alzheimer’s disease, his nephew Paul Zaentz told TheWrap. He was 92 years old. The producer, based in San Francisco, won three Best Picture Oscars, for “The English Patient” in 1996 “Amadeus” in 1985 and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975. He was also a producer on the epic “Lord of the Rings” series having acquired certain rights to the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1976. Zaentz’s last film was “Goya’s Ghosts” in 2005 with director Milos Forman. It was their third. »
- Sharon Waxman
Saul Zaentz, who parlayed a successful career in the music business into a Oscar-winning second act as an independent movie producer, died Friday at his home in the San Francisco area from complications of Alzheimer's. He was 92. His nephew Paul Zaentz, a fellow producer, confirmed the news. "He was an extraordinary man," Paul Zaentz, who worked with his uncle for 37 years, said. "He had a lot of guts, a lot of integrity." After presenting such major acts as Creedence Clearwater Revival on his Fantasy Records label, Zaentz moved into producing and shared three Academy Awards
- Duane Byrge, Mike Barnes
Sadly, one of Hollywood's great movie producers has died. The winner of three Best Picture Oscars and the Academy's coveted Irving Thalberg Award, Saul Zaentz fought for quality and boasted extraordinary taste which he never compromised. Paul Zaentz wrote in an email that his uncle, who was 92, died Friday. He was at home in the Bay Area, where he had lived most of his adult life. Zaentz, born of immigrant Jewish parents in Passaic, New Jersey, defined the creative producer. He painstakingly developed material for years, was willing to mortgage his Zaentz Film Center for financing if need be, and saw every movie through to completion and release. His first film, Darryl Duke's "Payday" (1972), was a gritty indie starring Rip Torn as a tough country singer. Next the producer backed "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the surprise United Artists drama that took home five Oscars in 1976 including Best Picture, »
- Anne Thompson
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