Sidney Beckerman, producer, dies

Hollywood 'Marathon Man' was 87

Sidney Beckerman, producer of notable 1960s and 70s films including “Marathon Man” and “Red Dawn” died Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. He was 87.

As president of Allied Artists, he was also responsible for bringing “Cabaret” to the screen in 1971. His other production credits include “Kelly’s Heroes,” “Joe Kidd” with Clint Eastwood, “Red Dawn,” Portnoy’s Complaint,” “Marlowe” and “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.” His last credit was as exec producer on Michael Cimino’s “The Sicilian.”

Beckerman is survived by his wife Marion, two daughters, three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

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