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Film producer Richard Shepherd has died, aged 86.
Shepherd was credited with rescuing the song 'Moon River' for Breakfast At Tiffany's, after executive Marty Rackin wanted to remove it from the film.
He also served as head of production at MGM and Warner Bros. and then founded the Artists Agency, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
During his six-decade career in the entertainment industry, he also produced films like 'The Hanging Tree', 'The Hunger', 'The Exorcist', 'Fame', 'Robin and Marian' and 'Love in a Goldfish Bowl'. (Ani) »
- Ketali Mehta
Studio exec and producer Richard Shepherd died Tuesday night at his Los Angeles home, his wife Patricia told Variety. He was 86.
Shepherd, who was suffering from a long-time illness, produced “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and headed production at MGM and Warner Bros. before founding the Artists Agency during his 60-plus-year career.
Shepherd also produced 1959’s “The Hanging Tree,” starring Gary Cooper; 1960’s “The Fugitive Kind” with Marlon Brando and 1976’s “Robin and Marian,” starring Audrey Hepburn, whom he convinced to return to acting after a decade-long absence. He worked with longtime partner Martin Jurow on most of his projects, including “Love in a Goldfish Bowl” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
He was hired by McA owner Lew Wasserman right after graduating from Stanford in the 1940s. Shepherd would later found his own agency, The Artists Agency, and rep the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Harris. He spent two decades there, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
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