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John Calley Obituary

John Calley (AP Photo)
John Calley (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Calley, who ran three Hollywood studios and enjoyed a career that spanned more than 50 years, has died. He was 81.

Sony Pictures Entertainment says Calley died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness.

Among the varied and influential films produced under his tenure as a studio head were "All the President's Men," ''The Exorcist," ''Dirty Harry," ''A Clockwork Orange," ''Spider-Man" and "The Da Vinci Code."

Calley most recently served as Sony's chairman and chief executive officer. Before that he was the studio chief at Warner Bros. in the 1970s and MGM/United Artists in the 1990s.

At the Academy Awards in 2009, Calley received the honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Memorial arrangements are being planned and will take place at Sony Pictures Studios.




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