Acclaimed Producer Ismail Merchant Film producer Ismail Merchant died Wednesday at age 68. In conjunction with James Ivory, he produced A Room With a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and other films. Their newest film, Heights, hits theaters in June. (Original airdate: 9/10/87)
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Indian-born filmmaker Ismail Merchant died in a London hospital. He was 68. Merchant, born in Mumbai (Bombay), was educated in New York. Reuters hide caption

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Film producer Ismail Merchant died Wednesday at age 68. In conjunction with James Ivory, he produced Maurice (1987), A Room With a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and The Remains of the Day (1993).

Merchant Ivory Productions made more than 40 films, and many of those works were nominated for Academy awards. Merchant Ivory's newest film, Heights, is scheduled for release June 17 2005. (Original airdate: 9/10/87)