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Overview (1)

Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Lili Fini Zanuck was born on April 2, 1954 in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer, known for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Reign of Fire (2002) and True Crime (1999). She was previously married to Richard D. Zanuck.

Spouse (1)

Richard D. Zanuck (23 September 1978 - 13 July 2012) ( his death)

Trivia (9)

Stepmother of Harrison Zanuck and Dean Zanuck.
Lili Fini Zanuck was only the second woman to receive an Academy Award for Best Picture when she won for Driving Miss Daisy (1989) in 1989. (The first was Julia Phillips in 1974, for The Sting (1973)).
Tribute in the Memory of Film section at the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium. [2001]
Established her reputation for extraordinary taste and tenacity with her very first film, Cocoon (1985), and fortified her stature with an Academy Award for her third effort, 1989's Best Picture of the Year, Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Together, these two movies have grossed in excess of $200 million, garnered 6 Oscars out of 11 nominations between them, and twice led to Zanuck being labeled Producer of the Year.
Third wife and widow of Richard D. Zanuck.
She chose "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)" as her favorite film for an AFI poll.
Daughter-in-law of Darryl F. Zanuck and Virginia Fox.
Sister-in-law of Darrilyn Zanuck DePineda.
Was good friends with Ronni Chasen. They worked together on Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Rush (1991) and Rich in Love (1992).

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