David Foster (film producer)

David Foster (1929 – December 23, 2019) was an American film producer.

David Foster
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
Died (aged 90)
OccupationFilm producer
Spouse(s)Jackie Pattiz
Children3 sons

Early lifeEdit

Foster was born in 1929 in The Bronx, New York City.[1][2][3] His parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland.[1] He moved to California, graduated from college[which?] with a degree in Journalism, and served in the Korean War of 1950-1953.[1]


Foster began his career as a publicist for Rogers & Cowan.[1] He produced his first film, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, in 1968.[1] Over the course of his career, he produced many more movies, including The Getaway, Caveman, The Thing, Short Circuit, Short Circuit 2, The River Wild, The Mask of Zorro, Collateral Damage, and Hart's War.[1][2][3]

Personal life and deathEdit

Foster married Jackie Pattiz, and they had three sons: Gary, Greg, and Tim. He died on December 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, at age 90.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Yee, Lawrence (December 25, 2019). "David Foster, Producer of 'The Getaway,' Dies at 90". The Wrap. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Fleming, Mike, Jr. (December 25, 2019). "'The Getaway' Producer David Foster Dies At Age 90". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Saperstein, Pat (December 25, 2019). "David Foster, Producer of 'The Getaway' and 'The Thing,' Dies at 90". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2019.