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December 29, 1947 - January 20, 2014 Jim Jacks, Hollywood film producer and screenplay writer age 66, died at his home from a fatal heart attack. Jim grew up in a military family and graduated as an engineer from Carnegie Tech. His life took a new course in the 70's, which led to his responsibility for over 50 major feature film productions. Jim's illustrious career included executive positions at Universal Studios, independent film production company Alphaville, and, most recently, independent film production company Frelaine. Jim was a loving, family oriented son to his parents, Frederick and Ghislaine. His mother lived with him at his residence in Studio City. He leaves behind his brother and best friend, Richard, his sister, Marion, his two nieces and nephew, Lindsay, Whitney, and Brett, and two dogs Colonel and Annie. Jim was admired and loved by many and will truly live in our hearts forever. Please send donations to the SPCA at spcala.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 30, 2014
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