‘Dirty Mary Crazy Larry’ Producer Dies: Mickey Zide Was 90

Washington [US]: ‘Dirty Mary Crazy Larry’ manufacturer Mickey Zide passed away at the age of 90 on November 10 in La Quinta, Calif. because of natural causes.

According to Variety, Zide, a Detroit native who started his profession as a salesperson for Columbia Pictures, is the third technology of his family to work within the movie industry. The largest impartial distributor within the Midwest, Allied Film Exchange, was managed by his father Jack and brother Martin. It dispensed movies for businesses, including AIP, Crown, and Atlantic Releasing. Zide joined James H. Nicholson, an AIP producer who later based Academy Pictures, and worked with him as a companion producer on “Dirty Mary Crazy Larry,” a film starring Peter Fonda and Susan George. The street crook mystery, which 20th Century Fox disbursed, ended as Fox’s maximum profitable movie of 1974.

His works encompass the Italian manufacturing ‘Werewolf Woman’ for Dimension Pictures and the supernatural horror movie “The Legend of Hell House” with Roddy McDowell for Academy.

Later, Zide-based Academy Film Service, a business enterprise, targeted on studios’ film storage and restoration wishes.

According to Variety’s record, Zide is survived by his daughter Debbie, sons Larry and Rick Zide and nephew Warren, manufacturer of the ‘American Pie’ and ‘Final Destination’ franchises.

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