Peter Bogdanovich, director of “Paper Moon” and “The Last Picture Show,” dies at 82

The death has occured of Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter of The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon. He was 82 USA Today

He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, Creative Artists Agency confirmed to USA TODAY. 

With a career in Hollywood spanning more than 50 years, Bogdanovich is best known for directing a beloved run of comedies and dramas in the late ’60s and ’70s, including 1972 screwball hit “What’s Up, Doc?” starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal and Madeline Kahn.

He reunited with O’Neal the following year in the Depression-era road movie “Paper Moon,” featuring the actor’s daughter, Tatum O’Neal, who at age 10 won the best supporting actress Oscar for her performance. To date, she’s still the youngest person in history to win a competitive Academy Award.

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