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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, »


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