“Blackboard Jungle” Star, Oscar Winning Director Paul Mazursky Dead

Published on: July 1, 2014
Photography by: Kino Films Release of "Fear & desire" by Stanley Kubrick
“Blackboard Jungle” Star, Oscar Winning Director Paul Mazursky Dead

"Blackboard Jungle" thesp and director of  "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and “An Unmarried Woman” PAUL MAZURSKY has died at 84.

Mazursky's spokeswoman Nancy Willen says the filmmaker and former thesp died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The Brooklyn born Mazursky was nominated for several Academy Awards -- including his screenplay for "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Harry and Tonto," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Enemies, A Love Story."

He also received a best picture Oscar nomination for "An Unmarried Woman" which starred the late Jill Clayburgh.

Other Mazursky directed flicks included "Down and Out In Beverly Hills " and "Moscow On The Hudson. "

Among Mazursky’s acting creds which spanned six decades were Stanley Kurbrick’s first feature “Fear And Desire” and his standout perf in the juvenile delinquent drama “The Blackborad Jungle” with Glen Ford and Anne Francis.

Mazursky also appeared on screen in such tele-series as "The Sopranos," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Once and Again."

Adios, amigo.