Oscar Winning Producer Ronald Schwary Has Died At 76

by Jeremy Spirogis
Oscar Winning Producer Ronald Schwary Has Died At 76

The path by means of Hollywood for Ronald Schwary reads like a who’s who of Hollywood historical past. According to THR, He made his first journey to Los Angeles after exchanging letters with Cecil B. DeMille, the director of his favourite movie, The Ten Commandments. When he arrived, he found the completed director was within the hospital, so that they by no means truly met, although they continued to correspond. When Schwary graduated from USC, his friend, John Wayne, paid the charge for him to take the Director’s Guild examination. He failed the take a look at the primary time, however handed on his second strive. 

As a director or assistant director, Schwary labored on quite a few episodes of tv, together with aiding with the pilot episode of MASH for which he would win a Director’s Guild of America award with director Gene Reynolds. 

Scwary would go on to work with the likes of Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino within the varied movies he would produce. The pinnacle coming in 1980 with Ordinary People. The movie could be nominated for six Oscars on the 1981 ceremony and would win 4 of them, together with a Best Director award for Robert Redford, a Best Supporting Actor Award for Timothy Hutton, and Best Picture, which was received by the movie’s producer, Ronald Schwary.

Ronald Schwary is survived by his two sons, Neil and Brian, in addition to two brothers and a sister.

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