LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Variety reports that prolific movie producer, Hollywood legend Samuel Goldwyn Jr. has died.
Goldwyn, a member of one of show businesses most storied families, was 88.
His father founded Paramount and what is now known as MGM Studios.
Goldwyn could have easily been outshone by his famous father. His producing career spanned many decades (his first credit in 1955) and he worked hard at never using his father’s name.
Most notably, Goldwyn produced the acclaimed Peter Weir film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” in 2004.
Goldwyn was perhaps best known for producing “small” movies that ended up garnering lots of attention at the box office — these include “Mystic Pizza,” “The Preacher’s Wife,” “Stranger than Paradise,” “Wild at Heart,” “Cotton Comes To Harlem,” “Sid and Nancy,” “The Wedding Banquet” and “Hollywood Shuffle.”
He was last listed as a producer, with son John and others, on the remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” that starred Ben Stiller in 2013.
Goldwyn died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Goldwyn died of congestive heart failure, according to the New York Times.
The movie maker is survived by six children including actor-producer Tony Goldwyn of “Scandal” and “Ghost” fame.
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