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Oscar-nominated writer-director Paul Mazursky dies

Mel Brooks (L) presents Paul Mazursky with the 2014 Screen Laurel Award onstage during the 2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live on February 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Mel Brooks (L) presents Paul Mazursky with the 2014 Screen Laurel Award onstage during the 2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live on February 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Paul Mazursky, the writer-director of such films as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

Bob and... video

Mazursky's spokeswoman Nancy Willen says the filmmaker died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Mazursky was nominated for several Academy Awards, including screenplay writing for "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," ''Harry and Tonto," ''An Unmarried Woman" and "Enemies, A Love Story." He also received a best picture nomination for "An Unmarried Woman."

An Unmarried Woman trailer

His other films included "Down and Out In Beverly Hills " and "Moscow On The Hudson. " He also appeared on screen in such series as "The Sopranos," ''Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Once and Again."

Down and Out in Beverly Hills clip

Watch Paul Mazursky talk with Mel Brooks about Hitler:

Mazursky and Brooks on Hitler