Peter Yates

The British director earned Academy Award nominations for "Breaking Away" and "The Dresser." "Bullitt" was Yates' American directing debut. It starred <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003194" title="Steve McQueen" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/steve-mcqueen-PECLB003194.topic">Steve McQueen</a> as a detective and featured a memorable car chase on the streets of San Francisco with McQueen at the wheel of a Mustang. He was 81. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-peter-yates-20110111,0,1275161.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-2010notables-film-tv-gallery,0,7212804.photogallery"><span class="center_label">Notable film and television deaths of 2010</span></a>

( Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times )

The British director earned Academy Award nominations for "Breaking Away" and "The Dresser." "Bullitt" was Yates' American directing debut. It starred Steve McQueen as a detective and featured a memorable car chase on the streets of San Francisco with McQueen at the wheel of a Mustang. He was 81. Full obituary

Notable film and television deaths of 2010

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