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Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

July 1, 2014 • Entertainment, National News


FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2013, file photo, actor/director Paul Mazursky is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Mazursky, the writer-director of such films as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday, June 30, 2014, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 84. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84.

The filmmaker died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Nancy Willen, Mazursky’s spokeswoman.

As a talented writer, actor and producer as well as director, Mazursky racked up five Oscar nominations, mostly for writing such films as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “Enemies, A Love Story.” He also created memorable roles for the likes of Art Carney, Jill Clayburgh and Natalie Wood. Later in life, Mazursky acted in in such Login to read more

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