Screenwriter and “Greystoke” producer Stanley S. Canter died Oct. 12 in Santa Monica, Calif. of cardiovascular complications. He was 75.
Born in Plainfield, N.J., Canter began his career in television working at CBS as a studio page. He graduated from UCLA and received a graduate degree from USC graduate school.
His first major film was “Hornet’s Nest,” starring Rock Hudson in 1970. He went on to produce one of Burt Reynold’s first films, “W.W. and the Dixie Dance Kings,” in 1974, followed by “St. Ives,” starring Charles Bronson and Jacqueline Bisset in 1976. His greatest success came in 1984 with “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Christopher Lambert and Ralph Richardson, directed by Hugh Hudson.
In 1998, he produced the sequel to Greystoke, “Tarzan and the Lost City,” starring Casper Van Diem. Canter received writing credit in 1981 for adapting the story, “Caranaba,” into the movie “A Rare Breed,” about a kidnapped racehorse.
He is survived by his wife, Bridget; three sons and two grandchildren.