Third wife and widow of Richard D. Zanuck.
Established her reputation for extraordinary taste and tenacity with her very first film, Cocoon (1985), and fortified her stature with an Academy Award for her third effort, 1989's Best Picture of the Year, Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Together, these two movies have grossed in excess of $200 million, garnered 6 Oscars out of 11 nominations between them, and twice led to Zanuck being labeled Producer of the Year.
Sometime mistakenly identified as having been previously married to Richard D. Zanuck. This is probably due to her having the same first name as Mr. Zanuck's first wife.
Tribute in the Memory of Film section at the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium.
Stepmother of Harrison Zanuck and Dean Zanuck.