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Gary Kurtz
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Name Gary Kurtz
Aliases None
Roles Producer
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Gender Male
Date of birth July 27th, 1940
Date of death
First appearance Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

Gary Kurtz is a film producer born in Los Angeles, California on July 27th, 1940. He is best known as one of the driving forces behind production on the Star Wars franchise. His earliest works were as a production manager on low-budget sci-fi films such as Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet and Queen of Blood (aka Planet of Vampires). In 1977 he co-produced the first Star Wars film along with franchise creator George Lucas. He also produced the 1980 sequel to Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back. In the early 1980's, Kurtz co-produced The Dark Crystal, a joint venture between Lord Grade and Jim Henson, which was co-directed by Frank Oz.

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Film Year Role
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet 1965 Production manager
Queen of Blood 1966 Production manager
Star Wars 1977 Producer
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Producer
Slipstream 1989 Producer

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