Robert Katz was a film and television producer who died on June 22, 2022.
His death was verified by his family
Katz was best known for his work on Gettysburg, Selena, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.
Katz was a jet fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. In the mid-1960s, he was assigned to Israel, where he assisted in the training of the Israeli Air Force.
After his honorable discharge, he worked as a bush pilot in Africa, flying with documentary film teams.
He was 79.
Robert Katz cause of death: What happened to Robert Katz
He died at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
This motivated him to become a filmmaker, and he went on to create more than 70 films for French and American television about African liberation battles, accompanying independence fighters in what is now Zimbabwe and adjacent countries.
His stay overseas provided him with an access point to international film sales and licensing.