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Gary Kurtz

Film Producer

Gary Kurtz who is born on July 27, 1940 in California is a famous Film Producer. The age of Gary Kurtz is 76 year old. The birth sign of Gary Kurtz is Leo. Gary Kurtz has have thousand of fans and supporters in California.

BirthdayJuly 27, 1940
Birth SignLeo
About Gary Kurtz

Gary Kurtz is a producer and assistant director working in America best known for his work in films like ‘Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope’ (1977), ‘Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980) and ‘American Graffiti’ (1973). He started his career as assistant director in 1965 with film ‘Ride in the Whirlwind’ followed by production manager job in films ‘Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet’ and ‘Beach Ball’. He then went on a break to serve the country as U.S Marine Corp from 1966 to 1969 making a comeback as associate producer with film ‘Chandler’ starring Warren Oates and Leslie Caron in 1971. His main success came when he got in collaboration with George Lucas in 1973 for film ‘American Graffiti’ doing a business of $140 million at box office. His next project was ‘Star Wars’, an epic space opera film earning him $775 million with its total business worldwide. Some of his other works include
• Return to Oz (1985)
• The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)
• Friends and Heroes (2007)
• Panzer 88
Among above mentioned ones he has achieved his career’s ten Academy Award nominations from his single produced film ‘Star Wars’ in 1977 which was further selected for preservation in National Film Registry by Library of Congress in 1989. He has recently worked for a short action comedy film ‘Centurion Resurrection’ in 2014 as executive producer.
He has won the 2015 Aurora Awards for short entertainment category for his work in ‘Centurion Resurrection’ (2014) and also 2015 Omni Intermedia Awards for the same.

Gary Kurtz Before Fame

He was previously in marital relationship with Roberta Jimenez Kurtz and Meredith Alsup Kurtz. He then moved in third marriage with Clare Gabriel in 2003 and is father of three children; Tiffany L. Kurtz, Melissa Kurtz and Dylan Antony Kurtz.


He faced bankruptcy in 1985 due to his investment in film ‘Return to Oz’ which failed in making a business at the box office.

Gary Kurtz Family Life

He was born on 27th July, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, United States and since childhood used to love watching movies in theatre.

Associated With

He worked with Lord Grade and Jim Henson as co-producer for film ‘The Dark Crystal’ in 1980s.

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