Producer Joseph Levine Dies

Associated Press

Joseph E. Levine, a pioneer independent producer who often was called one of the last movie moguls, died today at Greenwich Hospital after a short illness. He was 81.

Among the films he produced were “The Graduate,” “Carnal Knowledge,” “The Lion in Winter,” “A Bridge Too Far” and “The Producers.” A self-made millionaire, Levine was credited with inventing saturation booking, the practice of releasing a movie across the country with tremendous promotion.