"The Amazing Spider-Man", the 4th sequel of Spider Man, is going to be released in 2012. But after that we will not see Laura Ziskin as its executive producer. Yes it is very shocking news that this talented craft-woman left us for good on Sunday June 12 after a long struggle with breast cancer.
61 years old Ziskin (1950-2011) died at her home in Santa Monica in California. She was the first woman to produce the Academy Awards telecast solo, in 2002 -- had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ziskin was also a prominent campaigner for cancer research, helping to create the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) movement along with Katie Couric and several other well-known figures. Couric said, "Laura was one of the most courageous people I've ever known. Her fearlessness in the face of this relentless killer inspires everyone on the SU2C team to redouble our efforts to make cancer history."
Except the "Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3 in 2002, 2004 and 2007" she produced some other blog-buster hits like “Pretty Woman,” and quirky fare such as “To Die For” and “What About Bob?” Her other films are The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007), Stealth (2005), The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002), As Good as It Gets (1997), To Die For (1995), Hero (1992), The Doctor (1991) What About Bob? (1991), Pretty Woman (1990), Everybody's All-American (1988), The Rescue (1988), D.O.A. (1988), No Way Out (1987) and Murphy's Romance (1985).She was also sole executive producer of "Pretty Woman."
Laura Ellen Ziskin (birth name) was born in March 3, 1950 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA. She is the daughter of Mae Lee Ziskin and Jay Ziskin, expert on psychology and the law and a writer. After the graduation in 1973 she started writing game shows and working under Jon Petersunder. In 1978, she first produced 'The Eyes of Laura Mars,' as an associate. Her spouses were Julian Barry (divorced) and Alvin Sargent (1991–2011). She has a daughter named Julia Barry, born in 1983.
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