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Body Of Iconic Producer Found In UCLA Parking Lot

Body Of Iconic Producer Found In UCLA Parking Lot

Gilbert Cates, long-time producer of film, TV, theater and the Academy Awards, was found dead at 77 last night in a UCLA parking lot. While the cause of death is unknown, Cates underwent heart surgery earlier this month, TMZ reports.

Cates produced a record 14 broadcasts of the Academy Awards over the course of 18 years, from 1990 to 2008. In 2006, he was quoted as saying, "If you want a sense of what America is like, you'll watch the Oscars."

As a film producer, some of his most well-known features include "I Never Sang for My Father" (1970), "Summer Wishes" (1973), "Winter Dreams" (1973), "Oh, God! Book II" (1980) and "The Last Married Couple in America" (1980).

In addition, the Hollywood Reporter notes that Cates was a daring TV producer, often covering subjects that were taboo at the time. Consenting Adult, which he directed in 1984, covered homosexuality and Do You Know the Muffin Man?, which he directed in 1989, focused on

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