Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 1 November 2014

Hollywood producer Relyea mourned

Robert E Relyea produced Hollywood classics including The Magnificent Seven and West Side Story (AP)

The film producer and director Robert E Relyea, whose credits included The Magnificent Seven and West Side Story, has died at the age of 82.

A spokeswoman for Relyea said he died on March 5 of natural causes in Los Angeles.

Relyea's career spanned over 40 years. He worked with stars such as John Wayne on The Alamo and Elvis Presley on Jailhouse Rock.

He collaborated with Steve McQueen on several films, including Bullitt, Le Mans and The Reivers.

Relyea started as an MGM crew member in 1955 and served as president of production at MGM-United Artists from 1997 to 2001.

He released his autobiography, Not So Quiet on the Set, in 2008.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; five children; two stepchildren and grandchildren.

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