Paul Mazursky: 1930-2014



Paul Mazursky, five-time Academy Award nominated writer, director and actor, died in Los Angeles on June 30th of pulmonary cardiac arrest. He was 84.

After attending Brooklyn College, Mazursky made his acting debut in Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire in 1953. Mazursky then worked as a television writer, working on shows such as The Danny Kaye Show and eventually creating The Monkees.

His first produced screenplay, the Peter Sellers comedy I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, was released in 1968. The next year he made his feature film directing debut with the controversial swinger comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. He continued to have hits throughout the seventies such as Alex in Wonderland, Blume in Love, Harry and Tonto and An Unmarried Woman.

Mazursky continued to write, direct and act in films and television throughout the next forty years. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13th, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, a daughter, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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James Perry

I adore Tempest. Among my favorite films of all time.

And his face is so memorable from History of the World Part 1. Still can't understand why Part 2 never surfaced, damnit!

RIP sir

Jul 1 - 04:35 PM

Jimbo Franks

Jimbo Franks

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice great movie. RIP buddy.

Jul 1 - 04:46 PM

Catbus

Catbus !

"If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was trying to smile."
-Paul Mazursky

Jul 1 - 06:16 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Paul Mazursky never said that, idiot! When it was really your mother who said those words after she gave birth to you!

Jul 2 - 12:45 PM

Vikki Johnson

Vikki Johnson

I will never forget Mazursky's great performance as the mother of Richard Dreyfuss in "Moon Over Parador."

Jul 1 - 07:18 PM

Ernest Thomas

Ernest Thomas

GOD BLESS him, so gifted and his films will live on forever

Jul 1 - 07:29 PM

Jacqueline McCall

Jacqueline McCall

BLUME IN LOVE is an underrated film, and worth another look, if only to compare the cultural reaction to it when it was released to the reaction it would garner today- Also, it'd quite funny, and Susan Anspach is HOT in it...

Jul 1 - 10:09 PM

Dawn Havard

Dawn Havard

Moscow on the Hudson. I watch it every 4th and get a little teary over the restaurant scene. Thanks Mr. M.

Jul 2 - 05:39 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Paul Mazursky never said that, idiot! When it was really your mother who said those words after she gave birth to you!

Jul 2 - 12:45 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Need To see "Fear And Desire" nuff said! And may Paul Mazursky rest in peace!

Jul 2 - 12:47 PM

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