Gary Kurtz

1940 - 2018

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Gary Douglas Kurtz (July 27, 1940 – September 23, 2018) was an American film producer whose list of credits includes American Graffiti (1973), Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Return to Oz (1985). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Kurtz has received more than 414,518 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Gary Kurtz is the 54th most popular producer (up from 55th in 2019), the 8,077th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,378th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Producer.

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Among producers, Gary Kurtz ranks 54 out of 89Before him are Bob Weinstein, Lawrence Bender, Barbara Broccoli, Emma Thomas, Gauri Khan, and Steven Bochco. After him are Matt Stone, Brian Grazer, Lorne Michaels, Charles Roven, Debra Hill, and Howard Ashman.

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Among people born in 1940, Gary Kurtz ranks 408Before him are Alberto Fouilloux, Berit Mørdre, Leila Ahmed, Apolo Nsibambi, Georges Carnus, and Mariette Hartley. After him are K. J. Yesudas, John Esposito, S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Rinnat Safin, Edmund White, and Daniel J. Travanti. Among people deceased in 2018, Gary Kurtz ranks 368Before him are Branislav Pokrajac, Aleksei Paramonov, Didier Lockwood, Barkat Gourad Hamadou, Bengt Nilsson, and Edwin Hawkins. After him are Idrissa Ouédraogo, Rick Genest, Bud Luckey, Anne V. Coates, László Fábián, and Connie Sawyer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Kurtz ranks 8,077 out of 15,968Before him are Slim Whitman (1923), Viola Dana (1897), Liza Weil (1977), Lee Garmes (1898), Victoria Nuland (1961), and Lisa Randall (1962). After him are Ilene Woods (1929), Beth Grant (1949), Jeffrey Combs (1954), Edward Arnold (1890), Chris Fehn (1973), and Matthew Labyorteaux (1966).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Gary Kurtz ranks 34Before him are Paul A. Rothchild (1935), Kevin Feige (1973), Bob Weinstein (1954), Lawrence Bender (1957), Barbara Broccoli (1960), and Steven Bochco (1943). After him are Matt Stone (1971), Brian Grazer (1951), Charles Roven (1949), Debra Hill (1950), Howard Ashman (1950), and Lauren Shuler Donner (1949).