Laura Ellen Ziskin is an American film producer, known as the executive producer of the romantic comedy Pretty Woman and the first woman to ever produce an Oscar alone, to produce an Academy Award. 74th and 79th Academy Awards
|Born||Laura Ellen Ziskin, March 3, 1950, San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.|
|Died||June 12, 2011, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Education||USC School of Cinematic Arts|
|IMDb||Laura Ziskin's IMDb|
Producer of Pretty Woman, What About Bob?, Spider- Man, and other notable films. She also produced the 2002 and 2007 Academy Awards ceremonies.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California, she became the personal assistant of film producer Jon Peters.
She was the first woman to produce the Academy Awards telecast.
She was married to screenwriter Alvin Sargent until her death from cancer in 2011. She had a daughter, Julia, from an earlier marriage to playwright and screenwriter Julian Barry.
She and Katie Couric created an organization called Stand Up To Cancer.
- California Television Producers
- Alumni of USC Film Arts School
- Jewish writers
- California filmmakers
- American film producers
- American business women
Latest information about Laura Ziskin updated on June 07 2021.