Gale Anne Hurd

Film Producer and Screenwriter
Born Oct 25, 1955

Gale Anne Hurd is an American film producer and screenwriter.

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1955 Birth Born on October 25, 1955.


1977 21 Years Old Hurd was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Lolita (née Espiau) and Frank E. Hurd, an investor. Her father was Jewish and her mother was Roman Catholic. She grew up in Palm Springs, California and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and Communications, in 1977.
1982 26 Years Old She joined New World Pictures as executive assistant to Roger Corman, the company president. She worked her way up through various administrative positions and eventually became involved in production. She formed her own production company, Pacific Western Productions, in 1982 and went on to produce a number of box-office hits including The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986) and The Abyss (1989).


1998 42 Years Old She later married Brian De Palma. In 1998, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.
2003 47 Years Old In 2003, she was awarded the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology at Telluride, Colorado along with Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Hurd was married to James Cameron from 1985 to 1989. … Read More


2010 54 Years Old She produced the 2010 AMC drama series The Walking Dead.
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