Arthur Loew Jr., a comedian who wrote and produced Paul Newman’s first major feature film, has died of cancer at age 69.
Among movies Loew produced were “The Rack,” “The Affairs of Dobie Gillis” starring Debbie Reynolds and Bob Fosse, and “Penelope” with Natalie Wood.
Loew’s maternal grandfather, Adolph Zukor, founded Paramount Pictures. His paternal grandfather, Marcus Loew, founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios and Loew’s Theaters.
His father, Arthur Loew Sr., later became president of MGM.