Murray Weissman, 90, a veteran Hollywood publicist who worked on Oscar campaigns for such films as
Dances with Wolves
Shakespeare in Love
, died Monday of pancreatic cancer at his Los Angeles home.
After serving in the Navy during World War II, Mr. Weissman worked as a publicist for ABC and CBS. He moved to movies in the mid-1960s and oversaw Universal's release of Jaws in 1973.
He began specializing in awards campaigns in the 1990s, representing dozens of best picture Oscar contenders along with hit shows such as Breaking Bad and Mad Men.
An active member of the film and television academies, Mr. Weissman was feted by many clients and friends feted last month after they learned of his cancer diagnosis. - AP