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January 10, 1932 - July 24, 2015 Gerald Green passed away peacefully at his Los Angeles home on Friday, July 24, 2015, from complications arising from emphysema. Born to the late Samuel and Rebecca Green in Cape Town, South Africa, Green studied at the St. Martin's School of Art in London and arrived in the United States in 1970 where he went on to produce feature films. His producing credits include "Salvador," (1986) directed by Oliver Stone and starring James Woods and Jim Belushi, which was nominated for two Academy Awards. Green was honored with an Independent Spirit Award when "Salvador" won for Best Feature. He served as Executive Producer on "Diamonds," (1999) starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Dan Akroyd. Green's other feature producing credits include "Man Friday," (1975) starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Roundtree; "The Far Side of Paradise," (1976) starring Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, and Max Von Sydow; "Sunburn," (1979) starring Farrah Fawcett, Art Carney, and Charles Grodin; and "High Risk," starring Anthony Quinn, James Brolin, and James Coburn. Green is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia Green, and his children and grandchildren in Los Angeles, as well as by his family in South Africa. A private memorial service will be held for friends and family.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2015
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