Longtime producer Charles Joffe dies


Charles Joffe, the longtime Woody Allen producer who snagged a best picture Oscar for the filmmaker's comedy "Annie Hall," died July 9 of lung disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 78.

Joffe produced and/or executive produced all of Allen's films starting with 1969's "Take the Money and Run."

Born in New York City, Joffe studied journalism at Syracuse University before becoming a junior agent at MCA, his wife Carol Joffe said.

He worked for Jack Rollins in the 1950s as a junior manager working with comedians. In the 1960s, the pair partnered to form Rollins and Joffe Prods. and developed the likes of Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Dick Cavett and Allen. Both had continued to work on all of Allen's films, including 2008's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
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