RICHARD DONNER Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Richard Donner                                                                       
Birth name: Richard Donald Schwartzberg                                                     
Born: 24 April 1930 New York City, New York, U.S.                                           
Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is a Jewish-American   
film director, and also a film producer through the production company, The                 
Donners' Company, which he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, own.               
Although known for The Omen and the Lethal Weapon films, he is most famous for             
the hailed creation of the first modern superhero film, Superman, starring                 
Christopher Reeve. The influence of this film eventually helped establish the               
fantasy genre as a respected film genre.