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David C. Anderson, Assistant Director on Blockbusters, Dies

David C. Anderson, an assistant director, unit production manager, producer and production executive who worked on James Bond films “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love” and pictures including  “The Deer Hunter,” “Quadrophenia” and “Tequila Sunrise,” died of cancer on August 4 in Richmond, England, after a short illness. He was 72.

During a career spanning almost six decades in the U.K., U.S. and worldwide in film and television, Anderson worked with such directors as Terence Young, Ken Annakin, Ronald Neame, John Huston, Lewis Gilbert, John Sturges, Michael Cimino, Mike Hodges and Blake Edwards. His other credits included “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “The Kremlin Letter,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” “The Eagle Has Landed,” “Flash Gordon” and “What About Bob.”

Anderson’s work in television included “The Saint,” Shirley MacLaine’s series “Shirley’s World” miniseries and films “The Far Pavilions,” “Peter the Great,” “Diana: Her Real Story,” “Tales From the Crypt” and a 2001 adaptation of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

Anderson was the son of Michael Anderson, renowned director of “Around the World in Eighty Days” and “Logan’s Run,” brother of actor Michael Anderson Jr. and stepbrother of actors Laurie Holden and Christopher Holden. He is also survived by three children.

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