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20,000 Leagues director Fleischer passes away

Richard Fleischer, director of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and other science fiction classics, has died.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2006 04:03 IST

Richard Fleischer, director of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and other science fiction classics, has died, local media reported on Sunday.

Fleischer died on Saturday of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, outside Los Angeles, at 89, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Fleischer directed "Fantastic Voyage" (1966); "Doctor Dolittle" (1967); "The Boston Strangler" (1968); "Che!" (1969); "The New Centurions" (1972); "Soylent Green" (1973); "Mr. Majestyk" (1974); "Mandingo" (1975); "Conan the Destroyer" (1984) and "Red Sonja" (1985).

He was the Brooklyn, New York-born son of Max Fleischer, a pioneer of short animated works, that rivalled the Walt Disney studios in the early 20th century.