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Lawrence Turman

28 November 1926 to 1 July 2023

An American producer, whose five-decade-plus career included 30 years chairing the Peter Stark Producing programme at readthe University of Southern California (1991-2021). Lawrence Turman started out in the industry representing actors at agency Kurt Frings. He soon moved into production, earning early producer credits for The Young Doctors (1961), I Could Go on Singing (1963) and The Best Man (1964), before making probably his greatest success, The Graduate (1967), which earned him a Best Picture Oscar nomination. Other notable films included The Great White Hope (1970), The Drowning Pool (1975), The Thing (1982), Mass Appeal (1984), Short Circuit 1 and 2 (1986, 1988), Running Scared (1986), The Getaway and The River Wild (both 1994). Turman also executive produced Pretty Poison (1996), American History X (1998), Kingdom Come and What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (both 2001), among others.

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