Gloria Katz Wiki
Gloria Katz Bio
|Gloria Katz was born on 25th October 1942 and died on 25th November 2018. She was an American screenwriter and film producer, best known for her association with George Lucas. Along with her husband Willard Huyck, Katz created the screenplays of films including American Graffiti (1973), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Howard the Duck (1986). Katz was of Jewish descent.|
|Gloria Katz Birthday||She was born on 25th October 1942Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Gloria Katz Cause of Death||in Los Angeles, California, USA ( due to complications from ovarian cancer)|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, Film producer|
|Gloria Katz Cause Spouse(s)||
Willard Huyck (m. 1969)
|Gloria Katz Cause Awards||
Gloria Katz Education
Katz attended UC Berkeley as an English major. She went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to get her graduate degree in history but left with a masters in film.
Gloria Katz Career
Gloria Katz, partnered with her husband, Willard Huyck, on the scripts for the George Lucas classics American Graffiti and Star Wars. Katz and her husband also penned the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), produced by Lucas from his story.
The couple wrote the script for Stanley Donan’s Lucky Lady (1975) as well as those for Messiah of Evil (1973), French Postcards (1979), Best Defense (1984), Howard the Duck (1986) — all directed by Huyck — and Radioland Murders (1994).
They shared an Oscar nomination with Lucas for their work on American Graffiti (1973).
Gloria Katz Husband and Children
She married Huyck, who became friends with Lucas at the University of Southern California (USC), in 1969. The couple has a daughter, Rebecca Huyck, born 1983.
Gloria Katz Death and Cause
Gloria Katz died on Sunday 25th November 2018 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Her husband, Huyck told The Hollywood Reporter. She died on their 49th wedding anniversary.
Gloria Katz, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter who co-wrote “American Graffiti” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” died following a battle with ovarian cancer.
She was 76.
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/tw9Xnk4hzP
— Sarah Hughes (@SarahHugsU) November 29, 2018
Gloria Katz Other Facts
Chair of the Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles, Katz, and her husband were collectors of Japanese photographs, and their collection was recently acquired by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian. They also were authors of the 2017 book Views of Japan and active members of the Getty Museum.