Director Stanley Kramer’s son dies

Larry Kramer worked as a researcher at Paramount

Larry Kramer, son of helmer Stanley Kramer and who was a story analyst at Paramount, died Oct. 31 in Beijing due to complications from a fall. He was 59.

At Par from 1993-2001, Kramer helped research and develop film projects from the Kennedy assassination, to the IRA, McCarthyism and World War II. He contributed to the script development of several films, including 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs.”

Before that he worked at Orion Pictures from 1986-92 in a similar capacity as well as a production assistant.

He frequently lectured at Taipei National U. and Shanghai U. on subjects of American mass culture in entertainment and was a popular panel guest on Beijing’s CCTV Intl. Channel. In 2006, Beijing presented Kramer with the Great Wall Friendship Award for his contributions as a foreign expert to the country’s art education.

Survivors include his wife, filmmaker Emily Liu Kramer, and a sister, actress Casey.

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