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All Quiet on the Western Front (movie)
Publicist Murray Weissman, Oscar's best pal
Publicist Murray Weissman, Oscar's best pal

"This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is my pride and joy, my first Oscar win in 1974." Meet Murray Weissman, one of the earliest Oscar consultants, who on this day is proudly showing off a blow-up photo on the wall of his North Hollywood publicity agency commemorating that day almost 40 years ago when, as executive in charge of the motion picture press department at Universal Pictures, he reveled in the seven Academy Awards won by "The Sting," George Roy Hill's wry tale of Depression-era con men starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Weissman was so happy following the hard-fought victory over the other nominees, including "The...