Paul Mazursky, 5-time Oscar nominee, dies – CNN.com


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CNN — Paul Mazursky, a five-time Oscar nominee who directed and wrote such films as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “An Unmarried Woman” and “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” has died, his agent said Tuesday.He was 84. The cause of death was not revealed, but Mazursky had been in ill health for some time.Mazursky was known for his compassionate touch as a writer and director, guiding such performers as Dyan Cannon 1969’s “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”, Art Carney 1974’s “Harry and Tonto” and Jill Clayburgh 1978’s “An Unmarried Woman” to Academy Award nominations for acting.Carney, in fact, won a best actor Oscar for his performance as a widower who travels cross-country with his cat, Tonto.

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