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John Calley dies at 81; honored studio chief and movie producer
John Calley dies at 81; honored studio chief and movie producer

John Calley, a former top executive at Warner Bros., United Artists and Sony Pictures Entertainment and a producer whose credits include "The Remains of the Day" and "The Da Vinci Code," has died. He was 81. Calley died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, according to Steve Elzer, a spokesman for Sony Pictures. Highly regarded by Hollywood's creative community, Calley in 2009 was named the recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was unable to attend the nontelevised dinner ceremony that year because of his health. The award, given to "a creative producer whose body of...

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