Albert Ruddy, Oscar-winning producer of 'The Godfather', dies at 94

Ruddy, who won two Best Picture Oscars for producing The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby passed away on May 25 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Westwood, Los Angeles.

29 May 2024 11:27am
The filmmaker was one of nine producers ever to earn two or more Best Picture Oscars, with the longest interval between awards amounting to 32 years. - Photo credit: Social media
The filmmaker was one of nine producers ever to earn two or more Best Picture Oscars, with the longest interval between awards amounting to 32 years. - Photo credit: Social media
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MOSCOW - Two-time Oscar-winning Canadian-American film and television producer Albert S. Ruddy has died at age 94, Sputnik quoted the Deadline news website report, citing a family spokesman.

Ruddy, who won two Best Picture Oscars for producing The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby passed away on May 25 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Westwood, Los Angeles, after a brief illness, the report said on Tuesday.

The filmmaker was one of nine producers ever to earn two or more Best Picture Oscars, with the longest interval between awards amounting to 32 years, the report said. Ruddy is also known for his work on the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger starring actor Chuck Norris.

Ruddy's last big-screen producing work was American film director Clint Eastwood's western drama Cry Macho, released in 2021, the media reported. - BERNAMA-SPUTNIK

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