Laura Ziskin (1950-2011)

Screenwriter and producer; died June 12, aged 61, following a seven-year battle with breast cancer. Began career in film production with the 1978 psychic thriller Eyes of Laura Mars, and most recently worked on the Spider-Man trilogy (her final project was next year’s franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man). Television work included the 2000 adaptation of nuclear thriller Fail Safe and the 2003 Tarzan series. From 1995-99, she was president of Fox 2000.

[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]