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Don Devlin; Producer Worked With Jack Nicholson

December 15, 2000

Don Devlin, 70, producer and collaborator with actor Jack Nicholson. Born in New York's Bronx, Devlin served in the Army and then studied acting at the Greenwich Village Dramatic Workshop. He began his career as an actor in the 1950s, appearing in such films as "Three Violent People" and "Blood of Dracula." He later moved into producing, and with Nicholson wrote the script for the 1963 film "Thunder Island." Devlin produced Nicholson's "The Fortune" in 1975 and "The Witches of Eastwick" in 1987. Among Devlin's other films were "Petulia," "Loving," "Harry and Walter Go to New York" and the 1980 directorial debut of Tony Bill, "My Bodyguard." Devlin was the godfather of Nicholson's daughter with Rebecca Broussard, Lorraine. Devlin made nonentertainment news in 1996 when he leased one of the first EV1 electric cars introduced with a Hollywood premiere-style ceremony in Los Angeles. On Monday in Los Angeles of lung cancer.

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