Patrick Garland | Producer, director, 78

Posted: April 23, 2013

Patrick Garland, 78, an award-winning British theater producer and director, died at Worthing Hospital in England, following a long illness, the Press Association reported.

Mr. Garland was the only director ever to have had four plays running in London's West End at the same time. He won a Golden Globe for his 1971 film The Snow Goose, which was also nominated for a Bafta and an Emmy.

He worked with actors including Rex Harrison in a revival of the musical My Fair Lady on Broadway and wrote a best- selling biography about Harrison, The Incomparable Rex. While at the British Broadcasting Corp.

Mr. Garland, who worked with Ted Hughes in founding Poetry International, was invited to direct the Thanksgiving service for his friend Laurence Olivier at Westminster Cathedral in 1989. - Bloomberg

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