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Executive producer of popular films and television programs who was hired, along with partner Neil Meron, to produce the 2013 and 2014 Academy Awards.
He was a writer for New York magazine, at the same time co-producing the popular Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, which premiered in 1973.
He co-produced the film musicals Chicago and Hairspray, with the latter featuring iconic director John Waters’ vision.
How did Craig Zadan die?
Zadan died on August 20, 2018, at his home in Los Angeles of complications from shoulder replacement surgery at the age of 69.
|Cause of death||Surgery|
|Age of death||69 years|
|Birthday||April 15, 1949|
|Death date||August 20, 2018|
|Place of death||Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"It's expensive to produce musicals on television."Craig Zadan
"We zero in on family as a theme because it makes the movies emotionally available to a universal audience."Craig Zadan
"I don't understand how other producers who have no experience making a musical jump in and produce one."Craig Zadan
"To battle the odds - loss of interest, no funding, discouragement - requires someone who doesn't give up."Craig Zadan
"We have a great musical sequence in episode five of 'Smash' called 'Let's Be Bad,' and it probably is the closest to 'Chicago' that I think any of us have ever experienced."Craig Zadan