Zev Braun Dies: ‘Tour Of Duty’ Vietnam Drama Producer Was 90

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Zev Braun, a TV and film producer whose credits include the acclaimed CBS Vietnam War series Tour of Duty (1987-1990), died peacefully in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, just two days shy of his 91st birthday.

Braun got his start in show business with his debut of the film Goldstein, which he produced with his cousin Philip Kaufman; the film screened at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, and shared the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique with Bertolucci’s Before the Revolution.

Productions or co-productions in the 1970s included The Pedestrian; the horror film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, starring Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen; Angela, starring Sophia Loren and John Huston; Freedom Road, starring Muhammad Ali and Kris Kristofferson; and The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, starring Peter Sellers and Helen Mirren.

In the ’80s, Braun’s credits include TV and features such as Stillwatch, starring Lynda Carter
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