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‘Exorcist’ executive producer dies

Marshall also produced 'Roar'

Noel Marshall, executive producer of 1973’s “The Exorcist,” died of brain cancer June 27 in Santa Monica. He was 79.

Marshall started out as an agent and then segued to exec producing with “The Exorcist.”

Marshall’s credits include “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon,” starring River Phoenix. He wrote, directed, produced and starred in “Roar,” which featured his sons Jerry and John, stepdaughter Melanie Griffith and then-wife, Tippi Hedren. Pic took 11 years to make and included such wildlife as lions, tigers and elephants.

The multihyphenate exec produced two more of Hedren’s films, “Mister Kingstreet’s War” and “The Harrad Experiment.”

Survivors include Griffith, and sons Jerry, John and Joel Marshall.

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