Magazine article Variety

Glatzer, 63, Helmed 'Alice' with Spouse

Magazine article Variety

Glatzer, 63, Helmed 'Alice' with Spouse

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Indie auteur Richard Glatzer, who directed and wrote films including "Still Alice" with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, died March 10 in Los Angeles of complications from ALS. He was 63.

Sony Pictures Classics released "Still Alice," for which Julianne Moore won the lead actress Oscar for her portrayal of a woman with Alzheimer's disease. The role was informed by Glatzer's four-year struggle with the degenerative disease ALS.

Glatzer and Westmoreland also directed 2006's "Quinceanera," which won the audience award and the grand jury prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Bora in Queens, he grew up on Long Island and in New Jersey. He earned a doctorate in English from the U. of Virginia, where he formed a friendship with Frank Capra and help revive interest in his career. …

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