Jud Kinberg, ‘Lust for Life’ and ‘Executive Suite’ Producer, Dies at 91

Father of “X-Men” co-writer and producer Simon Kinberg passed away from natural causes at his New York City home

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Jud Kinberg, the father of “X-Men” co-writer/producer and “Deadpool” producer Simon Kinberg, has died. He was 91.

Jud Kinberg was best known for his own producing work on the 1956 Vincent van Gogh biopic “Lust for Life” starring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn, and “Executive Suite” in 1954.

In 1978, he was nominated for an Emmy for producing “Quincy M.E.,” the NBC drama starring Jack Klugman as a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths.

Kinberg Sr. died Nov. 2 of natural causes at his home in New York City, his son told The Hollywood Reporter.

Later in his career, he worked on TV movies “To Catch a Killer,” “A Stoning in Fulham County,” and “Kane & Abel.”