January 20, 2019

Filmmaker Paul Mazursky dies at 84

Filmmaker Paul Mazursky, whose perceptive social satires explored the nascent sexual revolution of the 1960s and ‘70s and created complex Jewish characters, died June 30 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The cause of his death at 84 was pulmonary cardiac arrest.

In 17 films, released between the late 1960s and early 1990s, Mazursky usually doubled and tripled as director, writer and actor.

Most of his films earned critical acclaim (though not always box office success), starting with “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and followed by “Blume in Love,” “Harry and Tonto,” “Next Stop, Greenwich Village,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and “Enemies, A Love Story.”