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Richard Zanuck

Head of production at 20th Century Fox, the Oscar-winning producer of such films as "Jaws" helped usher in the modern blockbuster era. He followed with well-regarded films such as "The Verdict" and "Driving Miss Daisy" and produced six films by director Tim Burton and helped launch the career of Steven Spielberg. He was 77. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2012Courtesy of Richard Zanuck