Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Richard Shepherd

Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Richard Shepherd

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Producer headed production at MGM and Warner Bros, in the 1970s and 1980s

Studio exec and producer Richard Shepherd died Jan. 14 at his Los Angeles home, his wife, Patricia, told Variety. He was 86.

Shepherd, who was suffering from a longtime illness, produced "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and headed production at MGM and Warner Bros, before founding the Artists Agency during his 60-plus-year career.

Shepherd also produced 1959's "The Hanging Tree," starring Gary Cooper; 1960's "The Fugitive Kind" with Marlon Brando; and 1976's "Robin and Marian," starring Audrey Hepburn, whom he convinced to return to acting after a decadelong absence. He worked with longtime partner Martin Jurow on most of his projects, including "Love in a Goldfish Bowl" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's. …

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