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Broadway Producer Morton Gottlieb Dead at 88

The New York Times reports that Morton Gottlieb, a Broadway producer who guided to the stage four plays that were nominated for Best-Play Tony Awards, died this past Thursday, June 25th, in Englewood, N.J. He was 88 years old.

His niece Hildy Gottlieb Hill told the Times that he died of natural causes. 

The New York Times details that, "Gottlieb's biggest successes were "Sleuth," Anthony Shaffer's witty cat-and-mouse thriller, which opened on Broadway in the fall of 1970, ran for nearly three years and was on the screen, starring Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, before the final curtain came down; and "Same Time, Next Year," which opened on Broadway in March 1975, starring Ellyn Burstyn and Charles Grodin, was nominated for the Tony, ran until September 1978 and opened in the movies the same year, with Alan Alda in Grodin's role."

Morton Gottlieb also produced "The Killing of Sister George", "Lovers", "Enter Laughing" Joseph Stein's comedy based on a memoirish novel by Carl Reiner, and Joseph Heller's satire "We Bombed in New Haven" in 1968.

In addition to his niece Hildy Gottlieb Hill, a talent agent who lives in Beverly Hills, the never married Gottlieb's closest survivors are his sister-in-law, Claire Gottlieb, of Manhattan and another niece, Wendy Gottlieb, of Southampton, N.Y. To read the entire The New York Times article on his passing please go here.

 


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