Thursday, April 3, 2008

Big McElwaine Chomped by Cancer

Guy McElwaine, who was intermittently a Hollywood agent and a studio executive during his illustrious career, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 71.

As an agent, he represented Frank Sinatra, Warren Beatty, Steven Spielberg, and The Mamas and The Papas, amongst others. In his role as studio head, he stood behind a large variety of movies, ranging from the epic (“Ghandi”) to the inane (“Georgia Rule,” “Two for the Money”), through the dramatic (“Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Good Shepherd,” “All the President’s Men”), and the best movies ever made (“Ghostbusters,” “The Karate Kid”).

"He had a great eye for talent," ICM chairman Jeff Berg told Variety. "He was able to successfully traverse being an agent and being a studio executive. He was a wonderful colleague."
The man who brought us Daniel-san has finally been waxed off. Pancreatic Cancer, like Johnny, listened to Kreese when he told it to sweep the leg. In true Cobra Kai fashion, pancreatic cancer shows NO MERCY!

[Yahoo! News]

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