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Laura Ziskin
Birth: Mar. 3, 1950
San Fernando
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 2011
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Film Producer. Born Laura Ellen Ziskin, she was an inspiration for women in Hollywood films as a creative force and producer. She started her career in the early 1970s, writing for TV game shows moving into feature films with Jon Peters' production company as a the associate producer for the films "A Star is Born" (1976) and "The Eyes of Laura Mars" (1978). In 1984, she formed Fogwood Films with actress Sally Fields and produced the films "Murphy's Romance" (1984), "No Way Out" (1988) and "D.O.A. (1988). For Touchstone Studios, she produced the hit comedies "Pretty Woman" (1990) and "What About Bob?" (1991). As executive producer for "As Good as It Gets" (1997), the film received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Her biggest success came with the fancy superhero series "Spider-Man" (2002), "Spider-Man 2" (2004) and "Spider-Man 3" (2007), which grossed more than $800 million world wide. She also became the first woman ever to produce an Academy Awards telecast alone, producing the 74th Academy Awards in 2002 in 2002 and the 79th Academy Awards in 2007. On May 28, 2008, with journalist Katie Couric and studio executive Sherry Lansing, she founded a nonprofit that has raised more than $200 million for cancer research. She died of breast cancer at age 61. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Pacific Ocean
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71531726
Laura Ziskin
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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