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SAUL ZAENTZ

Name: Saul Zaentz                                                             
Born: February 28, 1921                                                       
                                                                               
Saul Zaentz ( born February 28, 1921) is an American film producer             
and former record company executive. He has won the Academy Award for Best     
Picture three times and in 1996 won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.     
                                                                               
Zaentz's film production career is marked by a dedication to the adaptation of 
the novel. A prolific reader, Zaentz typically does not produce original       
screenplays. His most recent production, Goya's Ghosts, is an exception,       
being an original story by Jean-Claude Carriere and MiloŇ° Forman.             
Zaentz was born to immigrant Jewish parents in Passaic, New Jersey. After     
serving in the United States Army during World War II, Zaentz began realizing 
his passion for music as a distributor for Granz's Jazz Record company, a job 
that included managing concert tours for greats like Duke Ellington and Stan   
Getz.