Robert A Katz Dies- Robert’s most popular work was Gettysburg, Selena, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. He passed away from lung cancer. He was 79 at the time of death in Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.
Katz gave services to U.S. Marines as a jet fighter pilot. After he left services he was sent as a bush pilot to Africa. he flew with many filmmakers. the company gave him the idea to be a filmmaker. He took part in over 70 documentary movies. the war of independence in African content was his main content. He shot in current zimbabwe which was fighting for independence at that time.
Katz founded many companies:
he was also the founding brain behind Medcom. Inc. it is a medical education company that was later taken to the share market. He was one of the visionaries who brought Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fitness videos to every home in the USA. He spent a lot of time outside the USA which benefited him and gave him many friends and that helped his business took to Internationally. Licensing and sales became easier for him.
he made many tv series under his production banner Esparza/Katz Productions. His most famous works were as following: Telephone (1989), Gettysburg (1993), Granada (1996), and Gods and Generals (2003). Their television projects included Rough Riders (1997),
Honors and awards:
Selena (1997) won an Imagen Award as Best Picture, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999): Emmy nomination as Outstanding Made for TV Movie.
Katz also produced the oscar-winning short film. Shoeshine was one of his finest works. The man had so many achievements that it is impossible to list them all at once. He was also the founding brain behind Showhawks. It was a flying club for big names of the entertainment industry.
He has left his wife Patricia. He also had children from his first wife Pamela Katz who died much earlier than him. His stepwife gave him two children Skyler, 17, and Adysun, 15.
His Burial will be arranged at Mount Olive Memorial Park. The cemetery address is 7231 E. Slauson Ave., Commerce, CA 90040.
Time and date-on June 26 at 11 a.m. PT.
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