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'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' share top Producers Guild Award

'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' share top Producers Guild Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" shared the Producers Guild of America's top film award at a Los Angeles ceremony.
'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Captain Phillips' make PGA Award shortlist

'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Captain Phillips' make PGA Award shortlist

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips" and "Gravity" are among the nominees for the Producers Guild of America's top film prize for 2013.

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'Argo' wins big at Producers Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck's "Argo" won the top motion picture prize at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
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'Slumdog' tops Producers Guild Awards

'Slumdog' tops Producers Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America says its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award has gone to the Mumbai-set drama "Slumdog Millionaire."
'Button,' 'Knight' up for top PGA award

'Button,' 'Knight' up for top PGA award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Producers of "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon" and "Milk" are among the nominees announced Monday for the Producers Guild of America's top film prize.

'Old Men' producers win big at PGA Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer Scott Rudin has been named producer of the year by the Producers Guild of America for his work on "No Country for Old Men."

'Butterfly,' 'Blood,' 'Juno' earn PGA nods

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Juno" and "Michael Clayton" were among the films nominated Monday for Producers Guild of America prizes.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
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Actor typecast as a Nazi, dies at 89

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Kurt Kreuger, a handsome Swiss-German actor often cast as a Nazi officer in World War II movies, who later became a realtor, died in Los Angeles at 89.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
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Analysis: Experts predict Oscar for 'Baby'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- As the final polls close for voting on this year's Academy Awards, a panel of leading entertainment reporters and movie critics has pronounced "Million Dollar Baby" the favorite to win for Best Picture and Clint Eastwood the likely winner over Martin Scor
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Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979) was an Academy Award-winning producer, writer, actor, director, and studio executive who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career being rivalled only by that of Adolph Zukor).

Zanuck was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, the son of Louise Torpin and Frank Zanuck, a hotelier; his last name is of Dutch origin, and his father had Dutch and German ancestry. At six, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles, where the better climate could improve her poor health. At eight, he found his first movie job as an extra, but his disapproving father recalled him back to Nebraska. In 1917, despite being fourteen, he deceived a recruiter and joined the United States Army and served in France with the Nebraska National Guard. Returning to the U.S., he worked in many part-time jobs while he tried to find work as a writer. He managed to find work producing movie plots, selling his first story in 1922 to William Russell and his second to Irving Thalberg. He then worked for Mack Sennett and took that experience to Warner Bros. where he wrote stories for Rin Tin Tin and under a number of pseudonyms wrote over forty scripts from 1924-1929. He moved into management in 1929 and became head of production in 1931.

In 1933 he left Warners to found Twentieth Century Pictures with Joseph Schenck and William Goetz, releasing their material through United Artists. In 1935 they bought out Fox studios to become 20th Century Fox. Zanuck was vice-president of this new studio and took an interventionist approach, closely involved in editing and producing. During the war he worked for the army.

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