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Larry Brezner dies at 73; movie producer and manager of top comic actors

Aside from his sharp one-liners and long, hilarious stories told in thick, inappropriate dialects, Larry Brezner wasn't exactly a comic — but he knew funny when he saw it. A Hollywood producer and manager of top comic actors including Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, Brezner had a talent not just for making people laugh but for cultivating the comedic genius in others. "He loved the history of comedy," Crystal said in an interview this week. "He appreciated the nuances of comedy like very few people I've ever met." Brezner, whose film producing credits include "Throw Momma From the Train" and "Good Morning, Vietnam," died...