May 27, 2017

Dino De Laurentiis dies in Los Angeles at age 91


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The film industry lost a giant this morning.

Italian media outlets are reporting that legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis died in Los Angeles. The Oscar winner was 91.

It is staggering, the list of classic films De Laurentiis ushered to the screen over his decades-spanning film career.

“La Strada,” his collaboration with Federico Fellini, highlighted the early years of his career. “Barbarella,” “Death Wish,” “Serpico,” “Orca,” “Three Days of the Condor,” “King Kong” and “Manhunter” are just a few of the films he went on to produce.

More details as they emerge on this sad day.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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