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  • 2 July 2014, 13:56

Director And Writer Paul Mazursky Dies Aged 84

Oscar-nominated director and writer Paul Mazursky, whose credits include Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice, has died aged 84.

Mazursky, who also appeared in the television shows The Sopranos and Curb Your Enthusiasm, reportedly died of pulmonary cardiac arrest in Los Angeles.

"He was our American Fellini. I will miss him dearly," director and comic Mel Brooks said on Twitter, calling Mazursky "one of the most talented writer/directors to ever make movies".

Mazursky was first nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of 1969's Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice.

He won writing nominations for 1974's Harry And Tonto, 1978's An Unmarried Woman, which starred Jill Clayburgh and Alan Bates, and 1989's Enemies: A Love Story.

He wasshortlisted for the best picture Oscar for An Unmarried Woman, which he directed.

Mazurskyalso directed Down And Out In Beverly Hills (1986) - a film based on his own screenplay, in which he also acted.

He leaves his wife Betsy and daughter Jill.

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