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OSCAR PRODUCER GIL CATES DEAD AT 77

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gil Cates (Photo: UCLA)

Gil Cates, who produced and/or directed dozens of movies, plays, and television shows over a career that spanned more than half a century but who is best remembered for producing 14 Oscar telecasts, died Monday of an apparent heart attack in his car on a UCLA parking lot. He was the founding dean of the university’s School of Theater, Film and Television and was a member of the UCLA faculty.