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“Jesus Christ Superstar” director Norman Jewison has died

“Jesus Christ Superstar” director Norman Jewison has died

Jewison, who was nominated three times throughout his career for the Academy Award for Best Director, died on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing his agent, Jeff Sanderson.

Jewison's career also includes titles such as “The Thomas Crown Affair” and musicals such as “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

“Moonstruck” and “Fiddler on the Roof” received four Academy Award nominations in 1988 and 1972, respectively, for Best Picture and Best Director.

Jewison was nominated three more times: for Best Picture for A Soldier's Story in 1985, for The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming in 1967, and for Best Director for In the Heat of the Night. 1968, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

In total, his films received 46 nominations and 12 Oscars.

He arrived in Hollywood in the 1960s, having conquered British, Canadian and American television, as Variety reports today.

The comedy “40 Pounds of Trouble” with Tony Curtis marked his entry into Hollywood, and its good box office results prompted him to sign a seven-year contract with Universal, which led to productions such as “The Thrill of It All.” With Doris Day.

Norman Jewison never gave up television and was an executive producer, for example, of Judy Garland's weekly variety show “The Judy Garland Show.”

In 1999 he also received the Irving Thalberg Award from the North American Academy.

“The only thing I really regret about winning this award is that it's not like the Nobel Prize or the Pulitzer Prize. It doesn't involve money,” the director joked at the time in his acceptance speech.

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