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Howard Zieff

21 October 1927 to 22 February 2009

A former advertising man who found crossover success in movies, Zieff came to prominence with the hit Private Benjamin (1980). The diversity of his work is evident in Hearts of the West (1975), House Calls (1978), The Dream Team (1989), My Girl (1991) and its sequel My Girl 2 (1994).

* Read Howard Zieff's Guardian Obituary