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RIP: Director Michael Gottlieb Dead At 69

6/17/2014

Michael Gottlieb, the writer and director of the Hulk Hogan-starring 1993 comedy Mr. Nanny and the classic 1987 supernatural rom com Mannequin, starring Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy, died on Friday, May 24 in a tragic motorcycle accident.

Gottlieb, who last feature film was the 1995 live-action Disney film A Kid In King Arthur's Court, had begun working on producing video games, including several in the Mortal Kombat franchise, Nintendo 64's reboot of the classic game Paperboy, and several others.

Aside from his work in film and video games, Gottlieb was an accomplished commercial director who helmed many national spots and was also a teacher at the Pasadena Art Center College Of Design.

On Friday, Gottlieb was driving his Ducati motorcycle southbound on the Angeles Forrest Highway near La Canada Flintridge when he was involved in a collision with another car that threw him from the motorcycle. Despite wearing safety gear, Gottlieb suffered fatal injuries.

Gottlieb is survived by his three daughters, Sarah, Julia and Grace.

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