Producer of NBC’s ‘Death of a Centerfold’ Dead at 72

Jan 21, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Producer Paul Pompian, whose credits include the 1981 NBC telefilm “Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story,” has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Pompian, 72, died Jan. 1 after a long battle with leukemia, the story reports.

Pompian produced more than 50 films and television productions in his career, including “Swimming Upstream” in 2003, which starred Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis and was nominated for five Australian Academy Awards, and 1999’s “The Watcher,” which starred Keanu Reeves, James Spader and Marisa Tomei.

At the time of his death, he had projects in development including “Operation Family Secrets,” which was based on the 2011 book he wrote with Keith and Kent Zimmerman, the story notes. He was also developing projects with actor William Shatner and comedian Tom Dreesen.

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