Richard Donner, Director of ‘Superman’ and ‘The Goonies,’ Dies at 91

Richard Donner, director of the original “Superman” film as well as “The Goonies” and all four “Lethal Weapon” films, has died at the age of 91.

Deadline reported that his wife, Lauren Schuler Donner and business manager confirmed his passing.

No cause of death has been provided.Richard Donner spent nearly two decades working on some of the best television programs of the 1960s and ’70s.

His early work included directing episodes of “The Rifleman,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Gilligan’s Island,” and “Perry Mason.” Later, he was behind the camera for “Get Smart,” “The Fugitive,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” and “Kojak.”All that work in action and suspense paid off with back-to-back big screen hits in “The Omen” (1976) and “Superman” (1978).

The horror classic starring Gregory Peck was nominated for two Oscars and won for Jerry Goldsmith’s score.

The superhero film starring Christopher Reed was nominated for

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