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January 28, 1991|CLAUDIA PUIG | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Producers Honored: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the recipients of its Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will be producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown. The two men formed the Zanuck-Brown company in 1972 and have produced 17 films since then, among them "The Sting," "Jaws," "The Verdict" and "Cocoon." Last year the pair went their separate ways and Zanuck co-produced "Driving Miss Daisy." The award is for "a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production." Zanuck's father, Darryl F. Zanuck, received the award three times, making Richard Zanuck the first second-generation recipient.

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