Laura Ziskin — American Producer born on March 03, 1950, died on June 12, 2011

Laura Ellen Ziskin was an American film producer, known as the executive producer of the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman, and as the first woman to produce the Academy Awards telecast alone, producing the 74th Academy Awards in 2002 and the 79th Academy Awards in 2007... (wikipedia)

When I was diagnosed I didn't know how epidemic cancer was. You find out that everybody you know is touched by this disease.
I describe myself as someone who was always putting on a show, even when I was a little girl. I wanted to be an actress but I liked organizing everybody and putting on plays. I was a producer.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.
For me as a filmmaker, I do the projects I'm really excited about.
You know I'm proud that I was able to develop and produce movies that I wanted to make.