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Duncan Henderson Dies: Oscar-Nominated Producer, Longtime DGA Board Member & Frank Capra Award Recipient Was 72

Duncan Henderson Dies: Oscar-Nominated Producer, Longtime DGA Board Member & Frank Capra Award Recipient Was 72

Duncan Henderson, the Oscar-nominated producer of Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, a longtime DGA national board member and recipient of the guild’s Frank Capra Achievement Award, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 72.

Henderson was Oscar-nominated in the Best Picture category in 2004 for Master and Commander. The veteran producer, unit production manager and assistant director had served continuously on the DGA national board since 2005, winning eight consecutive elections.

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“It is difficult to overstate how much Duncan meant to the DGA and his fellow members,” DGA president Lesli Linka Glatter said Thursday. “His love for his guild and its members shone brightly through his outstanding leadership and 16 years of service as a board member, as a longstanding member of the Western Ad/Upm Council, including a term as Council chair, and five-time member of the DGA Negotiations Committee.

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