Alvin Sargent, 'Julia' and 'Ordinary People' Screenwriter, Dies At Age 92

Updated On 13 May, 2019 Published On

Alvin Sargent, the adapted screenplay master who won Oscar Awards for Julia and Ordinary People, has died. He was 92.

His death was confirmed by his producer friend Pam Williams to The Hollywood Reporter. Williams told the outlet that the Amazing Spider-Man star passed away on Thursday, May 11, at his home in Seattle.

As for the cause of death, Williams said his friend died of natural causes.

Alvin was nominated for three Academy Award after bringing Joe David Brown's novel Addie Pray to theaters on the 1973 film Paper Moon, which was directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

The movie's star Tatum O'Neal, who was 10-year-old at the time, became the youngest actor to win an Oscar Award.

His other credits included the Dustin Hoffman crime drama movie Straight Time (1978); Nuts (1987), the Danny DeVito-starring Other People's Money (1991) and Unfaithful (2002).

Born on April 12, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Alvin had been married to writer and producer Laura Ziskin since 2010.

The couple collaborated on What About Bob? (1991) and Hero (1992). They had tied the knot one year before she lost her battle to breast cancer.

A memorial service is set to be held in Los Angeles. Rest In peace Alvin Surgent.

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