Lois Fried Rosenfield

Theatrical and film producer

Lois Fried Rosenfield, theatrical and film producer with lawyer husband Maurice, died of cancer May 25 at home in Glencoe, Ill. She was 78.

The couple, through Rosenfield Prods., backed 1973 pic “Bang the Drum Slowly” (she took credit for casting virtual unknown Robert De Niro); Broadway productions including 1980’s “Barnum,” a 1983 revival of “The Glass Menagerie” and 1985 version of “Singin’ in the Rain” (also in London); and Off Broadway’s world preem of Athol Fugard “The Road to Mecca” (1988) as well as “Falsettoland” Off Broadway and “Other People’s Money” in Chicago.

Besides her husband, the Chi native and U. of Wisconsin alum is survived by two sons, four grandchildren and two brothers.

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