Gloria Katz Wiki, Gloria Katz Bio
Gloria Katz Wiki: Gloria Katz ‘American Graffiti‘ Writer and ‘Star Wars’ Script Doctor, Dies aged 76
Gloria Katz Bio
Gloria Katz was born on 25th October 1942 and died on 25th November 2018. She was an American screenwriter and film producer, best known for her association with George Lucas. Along with her husband Willard Huyck, Katz created the screenplays of films including American Graffiti (1973), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Howard the Duck (1986). Katz was of Jewish descent.
Gloria Katz Education
Katz attended UC Berkeley as an English major. She went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to get her graduate degree in history but left with a masters in film.
Gloria Katz Career
Gloria Katz, partnered with her husband, Willard Huyck, on the scripts for the George Lucas classics American Graffiti and Star Wars. Katz and her husband also penned the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), produced by Lucas from his story.
The couple wrote the script for Stanley Donan’s Lucky Lady (1975) as well as those for Messiah of Evil (1973), French Postcards (1979), Best Defense (1984), Howard the Duck (1986) — all directed by Huyck — and Radioland Murders (1994).
Gloria Katz Husband and Children
She married Huyck, who became friends with Lucas at the University of Southern California (USC), in 1969. The couple has a daughter, Rebecca Huyck, born 1983.
Gloria Katz Death, Cause, obituary
Gloria Katz died on Sunday 25th November 2018 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Her husband, Huyck told The Hollywood Reporter. She died on their 49th wedding anniversary.
They shared an Oscar nomination with Lucas for their work on American Graffiti (1973).