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Phil Feldman; Hollywood Producer

Phil Feldman, 69, an attorney who became a Hollywood producer handling such films as “The Wild Bunch,” has died at the age of 69.

He died of cancer Sunday at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Los Angeles, his son, Dennis, said Wednesday.

The Boston-born Feldman earned degrees from Harvard and Georgetown universities, the Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. He was a first lieutenant in the Army during World War II.

Feldman worked briefly as a retailer and a lawyer before heading for Hollywood as legal counsel to Famous Artists Corp.

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In more than four decades in the entertainment industry, he served as executive vice president of CBS, 20th Century Fox and Seven Arts. From 1975 to 1980, he was president and chief executive officer of First Artists.

In addition to the critically acclaimed “The Wild Bunch,” Feldman produced such films as “You’re a Big Boy Now,” “The Ballad of Cable Hogue,” “Blue Thunder” and “The Toy.”

Feldman is survived by his wife, Ruthe, sons Dennis, Ken, Gary and Randy, and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for Oct. 20.

The family has asked that any memorial donations be made to the Los Angeles Oncological Institute.


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