Gary Kurtz (I) (1940–2018)


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Gary Kurtz was born on July 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was a producer and assistant director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Dark Crystal (1982) and American Graffiti (1973). He was previously married to Stephanie Clare Gabriel, Roberta Jimenez and Meredith Marie Alsup. He died on September 23, 2018 in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The Dark Crystal Producer
(1982)
(1973)
(2014)

Filmography

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 2022 5-25-77 (producer)
 2016 Gangster Kittens (executive producer)
 2014 Centurion Resurrection (Short) (executive producer)
 2008 Resistance (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2007 Friends and Heroes (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- No Way Out (2007) ... (producer)
- No Turning Back (2007) ... (producer)
- Exodus (2007) ... (producer)
- Horseplay (2007) ... (producer)
- Doing Our Part (2007) ... (producer)
 2004 The Tale of Jack Frost (TV Movie) (co-executive producer - uncredited)
 2000 The Animated Odyssey (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Odysseus Returns (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Circe, Hades and the Sirens (2000) ... (executive producer)
- The Cyclops (2000) ... (executive producer)
- The Trojan Horse (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1995 The Steal (producer)
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler (producer - uncredited)
 1992 Mickey's Nutcracker (TV Special short) (producer)
 1989 Slipstream (producer)
 1985 Return to Oz (executive producer)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (producer - produced by)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (producer - produced by)
 1977 The Making of 'Star Wars' (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (producer - produced by)
 1973 American Graffiti (co-producer)
 1971 Chandler (associate producer)
 1971 Two-Lane Blacktop (associate producer)
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Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (19 credits)
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Stephanie Clare Gabriel  (his death) | See more »
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Tension between the actors comes and goes. Some days they get on well, others they don't but these are just the normal misunderstandings that take place under high tension. Actors, more than anyone else, suffer from continuous anxieties as to whether they're doing a good job, whether they'r approved of by other actors or members of the crew. They inflict upon themselves a sort of endless ... See more »

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He invested in Return to Oz (1985) which failed at the box office. He filed for bankruptcy in 1985. See more »

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