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July 23, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Academy award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson, who recently served as the 31st president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, died Sunday evening at Cedars Sinai hospital, according to his manager Susan Landau. He was 87. Pierson, who won his Oscar in 1976 for his "Dog Day Afternoon"screenplay, spent many years of his career in service to the Hollywood organizations that made him a success. He served as the president of the Writers Guild of America for two distinct terms, taught at the Sundance Institute, was an adjunct professor at USC's film school and was the artistic director of the American Film Institute.
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July 14, 2012 | Dennis McLellan
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice. Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing millions on the problem-plagued "Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Richard Zanuck gave his father -- a co-founder of Fox - a piece of paper with a single word on it: Me. Dad took his son's recommendation and, over the next five decades, Richard Zanuck emerged from the shadow of his father at the studio and eventually became an Oscar-winning independent producer of such films as "Jaws," which ushered in the modern blockbuster era. He followed with well-regarded films such as "The Verdict," and "Driving Miss Daisy.
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February 2, 2010 | Dennis McLellan
David Brown, the former 20th Century Fox executive who partnered with Richard Zanuck in the early 1970s and produced the blockbuster hit "Jaws," as well as "The Verdict" and "Cocoon" before launching a solo career as a film and theatrical producer, has died. He was 93. Brown, the husband of former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, died Monday at his home in New York City after a long illness, said Donna Lagani, senior vice president and publishing director of Cosmopolitan. As half of the Zanuck-Brown film producing team in the 1970s and '80s, Brown's other credits include films such as "The Sugarland Express" (Steven Spielberg's first theatrical feature)
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November 12, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"So this is what a gathering of the Hollywood-Irish clan looks like," Pierce Brosnan said while performing emcee duties at Thursday night's American Ireland Fund salute to Gene Kelly.
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March 20, 2000 | JON BURLINGAME, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Oscars are going to sound a lot different this year, as producers Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck try to "contemporize" the music with the help of co-musical directors Burt Bacharach and Don Was. How different?
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January 23, 1997 | MARGARET SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chasen's, once the beloved haunt of movie stars, presidents, tycoons and famous writers, could soon make a comeback. The West Hollywood restaurant, which closed in April 1995 after 58 years, may reopen within three months at a new location in Beverly Hills.
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November 20, 2008 | Martha Groves, Groves is a Times staff writer.
A gated domain of sports stars, A-list actors, media billionaires and nouveau riche Angelenos -- where 11,000 square feet constitutes a "cozy" house and a developer once built a $20-million manse on spec -- is embroiled in a legal fracas that shows once and for all that money can't buy happiness. The court battle began in May, when residents of South Beverly Park sued their confreres in North Beverly Park. These aren't just any residents.
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July 23, 2012 | By Susan King
Writer-director Frank Pierson, who died Sunday at age 87, wasn't a household name. But the Oscar winner and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was a filmmaker of notable intelligence and insight -- not to mention stamina. He was actively working as a consultant on AMC's"Mad Men" and even wrote one of this past season's scripts with creator Matthew Weiner. And anybody who interviewed him or got to spend time with him found him to be warm, friendly and not afraid to voice his opinions.
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January 15, 2009 | Martha Groves
In a decidedly uncivil war of haves versus haves, the South has prevailed against the North. South Beverly Park, that is. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge tentatively ruled this week that "guests and invitees" of residents of the exclusive Westside community may enter through the gates of adjacent North Beverly Park. The dispute went to court last spring after the 64-home North Beverly Park Homeowners Assn.
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