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Actor Charlton Heston feeds Edward G. Robinson in Soylent Green one of seven movies Heston made with producer Walter Seltzer who died Friday.

Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood producer who made seven films with Charlton Heston, has died. He was 96.

Seltzer died Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s retirement home in Woodland Hills, said Jennifer Fagen, a spokeswoman for the fund.

Seltzer began his career as a publicity agent for actors such as Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable and Joan Crawford while working for MGM.

He became a producer with Marlon Brando’s independent film company, making films such as the 1959 drama Shake Hands With the Devil with James Cagney and One-Eyed Jacks, a 1961 western starring Brando.

In 1965, he started working with Heston beginning with The War Lord and followed by the western Will Penny in 1968.

Their partnership also produced The Omega Man in 1971 and Soylent Green in 1973, both films touching on overpopulation, a subject that obsessed both Heston and Seltzer.

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