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David Brown, producer of 'Jaws,' 'The Sting' and 'The Verdict,' dies at 93

February 1, 2010 |  6:51 pm


David Brown, the former 20th Century Fox executive who partnered with Richard Zanuck in the early 1970s and produced the blockbuster hit "Jaws," as well as "The Verdict" and "Cocoon" before launching a solo career as a film and theatrical producer, has died. He was 93.

Brown, the husband of former Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, died Monday at his home in New York City after a long illness, said Donna Lagani, senior vice president and publishing director of Cosmopolitan.

As half of the Zanuck-Brown film producing team in the 1970s and `80s, Brown's other credits include films such as "The Sugarland Express" (Steven Spielberg's first theatrical feature), "The Girl from Petrovka," "The Island" and "Neighbors."

Above is the memorable trailer from "Jaws." What's your favorite movie that Brown helped produce?

You can find the complete obituary here.

--Keith Thursby