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Craig Zadan

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Birthday
15, 1949
Birthplace
Miami, FL
Death Date
Aug 20, 2018 (69)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1949
Birthplace
Miami, FL
Death Date
Aug 20, 2018 (69)

About

Executive producer of popular films and television programs who was hired, along with partner Neil Meron, to produce the 2013 and 2014 Academy Awards.

Before Fame

He was a writer for New York magazine, at the same time co-producing the popular Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, which premiered in 1973.

Trivia

He co-produced the film musicals Chicago and Hairspray, with the latter featuring iconic director John Waters' vision.

Family Life

He was born in Miami, Florida. He moved with his family to New York at the age of two.

Associated With

He and his partner had the idea of bringing in Seth MacFarlane to host the 2013 Oscars. The move ruffled more than a few feathers, but gave the program a ratings jump over previous years' events.