Entertainment Exec George C. Reeves Jr. Dies at 78

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George C. Reeves

The father of writer-director Matt Reeves, he also wrote and produced the 1981 telefilm 'Crazy Times,' starring Ray Liotta, David Caruso and Michael Pare.

George C. Reeves Jr., a screenwriter, producer and entertainment executive, died March 24 at his home in West Los Angeles after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78. 

Survivors include his children Matt Reeves, who co-created the TV series Felicity and directed the films Cloverfield (2008) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and Dawn.

The senior Reeves worked as a lawyer and business affairs executive for such companies as American International Pictures, ABC, Intermedia Entertainment, Triad Talent Agency and New World Television.

In 1981, he wrote and produced the semi-autobiographical ABC telefilm Crazy Times, starring Ray Liotta, David Caruso and Michael Pare and set in New York's Rockaway Beach in the summer of 1955.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the ASPCA.