Director Ulu Grosbard Dies at 83


Broadway and film director Ulu Grosbard died in Manhattan early this week. Known for his direction of Broadway productions like David Mamet's American Buffalo and films like True Confessions, the 83 year old died at the NYU Langone Medical Center on late Sunday or early Monday, the New York Times reports. 

The Belgian-born Grosbard directed Broadway productions of The Tenth Man, The Wake of Jame Foster, The Floating Light Bulb, The Price, That Summer - That Fall, The Investigation and The Subject was Roses. Roses and American Buffalo earned him Tony Award nominations. Off-Broadway, Grosbard worked with Robert Duvall on A View From the Bridge in 1965.

Grosbard's films included the film adaptation of The Subject was Roses, Falling in Love, Georgia and The Deep End of the Ocean.

During his career, Grosbard worked with stars such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Martin Sheen.