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.