Richard Donald Schwartzberg
April 24, 1930
|Died||July 5, 2021 (aged 91)|
|Cause of death||Heart and respiratory failure caused by atherosclerosis|
|Occupation||Film director, Television director, Film producer|
|Known for||The Omen|
Lauren Shuler (m. 1985)
Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg, April 24, 1930 – July 5, 2021) was an American movie director, movie producer, and comic book writer. He was known for directing the superhero movie Superman, The Goonies, and Lethal Weapon.
Early years[change | change source]
Richard Schwartzberg was born in the Bronx, to Jewish parents, Hattie and Fred Schwartzberg. His father owned a small furniture manufacturing business. He has a sister, Joan. Donner started his career with hopes of acting, but quickly moved into directing commercials and making business films.
Death[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
Film[change | change source]
Television[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Vanity Fair: "The Rude Warrior" by Peter Biskind March 2011
- Variety Magazine: "Vet helmer’s long and boffo road" by Beverly Walker July 31, 1997
- Haaretz: "Superman, Man of Schlemiel? - Superman, the invention of two U.S. Jews, is a profoundly Jewish character whose film history is entwined with that of American Jewry" by Nathan Abrams June 16, 2013
- Richard Donner Dies: 'Superman', 'Lethal Weapon' and 'The Goonies' Director Was 91
- "Remembering Richard Donner: With 'Superman' and the 'Lethal Weapon' Films, He Made the Blockbuster Era Both Bigger and Smaller". Varitey.
- "Richard Donner, director of Superman and The Goonies, dies aged 91". Guardian. 5 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
- "'Superman' director Richard Donner's death certificate reveals he died of heart failure". Yahoo. August 10, 2021. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
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