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Name: Jerry Zucker                                                                   
Born: 11 March 1950                                                                         
Jerry Zucker (born March 11, 1950) is an American movie director known for his     
role in directing comedy spoof films.                                               
Zucker was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Charlotte (d. 2007) and         
Burton Zucker, who was a real estate developer. He graduated from Shorewood         
High School.                                                                       
Zucker's early career work included co-directing the movies Airplane! in 1980,     
Top Secret! in 1984, and Ruthless People in 1986. In 1990, he lent his             
directorial skills to the dramatic genre with Ghost, which was nominated for an     
Academy Award for Best Picture. Recent directorial efforts of Zucker's include     
the 2001 film Rat Race (which re-teamed him with Ghost star Whoopi Goldberg).       
Like his brother David Zucker, Jerry often cast his mother, Charlotte (who died     
in 2007), and his sister, Susan Breslau, in small roles in his films. Along with   
Jim Abrahams, the Zuckers comprise the "ZAZ" team of directors.