Martha De Laurentiis, after more than four decades of production career in Hollywood, dies at 67 of cancer
Martha De Laurentiis, after a career as a Hollywood producer spanning more than four decades, notably with her late husband Dino De Laurentiis, has died at the age of 67.
The Pennsylvania native died on Saturday after a long battle with cancer, according to a Variety article.
Writer and television producer Bryan Fuller, 52, who developed the NBC series Hannibal which De Laurenttis produced by an executive, announced his death on Instagram on Sunday.
Prolific producer: Martha De Laurentiis, after more than four decades as a producer in Hollywood, notably with her late husband, Dino De Laurentiis, has died at the age of 67.
‘WHAT AN INCREDIBLE LADY. MARTHA DELAURENTIIS LEFT US PEACEFULLY YESTERDAY WITH HER FAMILY. LIVE MARTHA AND HIS BRILLIANT LEGACY, ” Fuller wrote in the caption with several photos of De Laurentiis displaying his cute dimpled smile.
De Laurentiis was born July 10, 1954 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and formed the Dino De Laurentiis Company in 1980 with her business partner and future husband, Dino.
Dino and Martha were married in 1990 and lived as a couple until her death in 2010 at the age of 91.
Martha De Laurentiis was credited as Martha Schumacher for her first associate producer credit on Stephen King’s Firestarter adaptation in 1984.
Pennsylvania native: The Lancaster, Pa. Native, shown in 2001, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, according to a Variety article
Late husband: Martha De Laurentiis is shown in December 2001 with her late husband Dino De Laurentiis
She recently got executive producer credit for the upcoming Firestarter movie reboot set for release in 2022.
De Laurentiis has produced several adaptations of Thomas Harris novels, including Hannibal in 2001, Red Dragon in 2002, and Hannibal Rising in 2007.
She was the executive producer of the Hannibal series which aired on NBC from 2013 to 2015.
First Credit: Martha De Laurentiis was credited as Martha Schumacher for her first Associate Producer credit on Stephen King’s Firestarter adaptation in 1984
Other notable credits from his long Hollywood career include: Silver Bullet, Raw Deal, King Kong Lives, Unforgettable, Breakdown, U-571 and Virgin Territory.
She was a jury member for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015 and a graduate of Ball State University in Indiana.
Martha De Laurentiis is survived by her daughters Carolyna, 33, and Dina, 31.
Nice couple: Dino and Martha, shown in Italy in 2000, married in 1990 and lived as a couple until his death in 2010 at the age of 91