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David Foster, Producer of ‘The Getaway,’ Dies at 90

David Foster, Producer of ‘The Getaway,’ Dies at 90

David Foster, the prolific Hollywood producer whose credits included “The Getaway,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” two versions of “The Thing” and “The Mask of Zorro,” died on Monday, his family told TheWrap. He was 90.

Foster’s entertainment career spanned six decades.

He started as a publicist at Rogers and Cowan, representing top tier talent including Steve McQueen, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers and Sonny and Cher. He then became a partner at Allan, Foster, Ingersoll and Weber.

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In 1968, Foster moved to producing, partnering with Mitchell Brower to produce the Warren Beatty and Julie Christie film “McCabe and Mrs. Miller.” He produced McQueen’s 1971 hit “The Getaway.”

Additionally, he produced the 1981 comedy “Caveman” starring Ringo Starr, the heartwarming 1986 family sci-fi film “Short Circuit” and its 1988 sequel and two versions of the horror film “The Thing” (1982 and 2011). His other

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