[Gossip] Academy Award-Winning Producer Paul Zaentz Passes Away
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.04.2014
Producer of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest…
The Wrap reports that Academy Award-winning producer Saul Zaentz died on Friday (January 3). He was 92 years old and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Zaentz had three pictures he produced nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, and The English Patient. All three films won Best Picture.
Zaentz also produced the animated Lord of the Rings movie directed by Ralph Bakshi in 1978. His other credits include Three Warriors, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Mosquito Coast, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, and Goya's Ghosts.
Zaentz was a New Jersey native and served in World War II. He started off in the music industry before becoming a film producer.