Producer Jake Eberts, Whose Films Won 37 Oscars, Dead at 71

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Jake Eberts, who produced and financed films that won 37 Oscars, died Thursday morning in Montreal, following a brief illness. He was 71, according to the Montreal Gazette, which reported his death. Eberts financed or produced more than 50 films, four of which earned Academy Awards for Best Picture: "Chariots of Fire," "Gandhi," "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Dances with Wolves."  He also produced "The Killing Fields," "The Dresser," "Local Hero," "A River Runs Through It," "Chicken Run," "The Illusionist" and "Grey Owl." Also read: Notable Celebrity Deaths of 2012 "He was an extraordinary film
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