Producer Arlene Sellers died of cancer Friday, March 5, in Los Angeles. She was 82.
Sellers and her partner, Alex Winitsky, produced a number of films and were also real estate developers. Among her producing credits are “The Seven Percent Solution,” “Swing Shift,” “Stanley & Iris” and “Circle of Friends.” She was also instrumental in financing pics such as “Papillon,” “Don’t Look Now” and “The White Dawn.”
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she attended the U. of Michigan and received a law degree from UC Berkeley.
Sellers and Winitsky owned and developed properties including the Avco Cinema Center and tower in Westwood, the Lantana Center on Olympic Boulevard and the Manufacturer’s Bank Building in Beverly Hills.
She was active in several women’s orgs and in Democratic Party circles.
She is survived by her life partner, Winitsky; three sons, producer Dylan Sellers, Stuart Sellers and Kevin Sellers, and five grandchildren; she was previously married to Alvin Sellers.
A memorial will be held Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. at 344 Delfern Drive, Los Angeles.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.