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RIP Paul Mazursky, Brilliant Hollywood Writer-Director (VIDEO INTERVIEW AND CLIPS)

After battling a long illness, writer-director Paul Mazursky died in Los Angeles on June 30 of pulmonary cardiac arrest. He was 84. Luckily for me, some years ago my friend Joan Cohen pulled me into an annual dinner party held around the time of the Oscars with Paul and Betsy Mazursky and other close friends. I looked forward to it every year, as Mazursky would hold forth--hilariously-- on Hollywood, moviemaking, and the new films of the day, which he wrote about for Vanity Fair in recent years. He was an ardent cinephile and Academy voter with strongly held opinions.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 1, 2014 3:45 PM
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Paul Mazursky to Receive Writers Guild West's 2014 Screen Laurel Award

Paul Mazursky
Writer, director and actor Paul Mazursky is set to receive the Writers Guild West's Screen Laurel Award at the upcoming 2014 ceremony. The honor recognizes Mazursky's lifetime of work in the film industry.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 7, 2014 2:25 PM
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Paul Mazursky to Receive Star on Walk of Fame, Readies New Podcast 'It's All Crap' with Mel Brooks, Leonard Nimoy and More

The great Paul Mazursky is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame December 13 (all together now: “Doesn’t he HAVE one already??!) and there’s a premature sense of the valedictory hanging over the occasion. OK, maybe the director of “Harry and Tonto,” “An Unmarried Woman,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and “Enemies: A Love Story” hasn’t been front and center recently. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been acting up.
  • By John Anderson
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  • December 12, 2013 1:14 PM
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