Jerry Weintraub, Producer of Oceans Films and Karate Kid, Dies at 77

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Jerry Weintraub, who produced the Oceans films (Ocean Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen) as well as The Karate Kid, among others, died at his home in Palm Springs of a heart attack.

Jerry Weintraub

Weintraub has been in Hollywood for years, producing megastars such as Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond, and winning multiple Emmy Awards, including one for the recent HBO movie Behind the Candelabra about the life of Liberace, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

Weintraub is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Morgan.

Carissa Pavlica is a staff writer for Movie Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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