DGA Board Member Kim Kurumada Dies

The guild’s Frank Capra Achievement Award winner was assistant director for “All the President’s Men,” “Urban Cowboy.”

Last Updated: November 22, 2009 @ 1:59 PM

Kim Kurumada, a longtime DGA board member who received the guild’s Frank Capra Achievement Award in January, died Thursday of esophageal cancer in Northridge, Calif. He was 64.

Kurumada worked as an assistant director on such films as "All the President’s Men" (1976), "The China Syndrome" (1979) and "Urban Cowboy" (1980) and as a unit production manager on "Perfect" (1985), "Life Stinks" (1991), the telefilm "Weapons of Mass Distraction" (1997) and "Ghosts of Mars" (2001). 

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