Film producer David Brown dies
By Jennifer Armstrong, EW.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
-Brown started his career as a journalist for several publications
-Brown rose in the ranks for 20th Century Fox in the 1950's, before leaving for Warner Bros
-Brown then began his own company whose credits include "The Sting"
and "Jaws"


Producer David Brown, husband of "Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown, passed on at the age of 93.

EW.com -- David Brown, whose producing credits included "The Sting," "Jaws," and "The Verdict," died Monday of kidney failure in his Manhattan home, The New York Times reports. He was 93.

Perhaps known best as the husband of "Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown, he began his career as a journalist for publications such as "The Saturday Evening Post," "Harper's," and "Collier's."

In the 1950s, producer Darryl F. Zanuck hired Brown to run the story department at 20th Century Fox, where Brown eventually rose to executive vice president of creative operations.

He and Darryl's son, Richard Zanuck, left in 1971 for Warner Bros., then started their own production company. "The Sting," "Jaws," "The Verdict," "Cocoon," and "Driving Miss Daisy" were among their films.

Even after Brown left the company, they continued to collaborate on films that included "The Player" and "Chocolat."

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