Stanley Kramer Dies

In 1997 Kramer published his autobiography, A Mad Mad Mad Mad World: A Life in Hollywood. Stanley Kramer died on February 19, 2001 in Los Angeles after suffering from pneumonia.

Stanley Earl Kramer (29 September 1913 – 19 February 2001) was an American film director and producer responsible for some of Hollywood's most famous "message" movies. His notable films include The Defiant Ones (1958), On the Beach (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Ship of Fools (1965) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). His work was recognized with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1961 and during his career has been nominated for Oscars 9 times.