'Pretty Woman' producer Reuther dies at 58

Exec. Prod. Steve Reuther and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'Rock Star' at the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 9/4/01.
Exec. Prod. Steve Reuther and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'Rock Star' at the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 9/4/01. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Producer Steve Reuther, whose credits include "Pretty Woman," ''Dirty Dancing" and last year's hit romance "The Ugly Truth," has died. He was 58.

Reuther's family said he died of cancer Saturday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif.

After starting in the mailroom at the William Morris talent agency in the late 1970s, Reuther worked his way into film development. He was an executive producer on 1987's "Dirty Dancing," and along with Julia Roberts' 1990 smash "Pretty Woman," Reuther produced such films as "The Client," ''Face/Off," ''The Rainmaker" and "Pay It Forward."

Reuther is survived by a daughter, his mother, two brothers and a sister.

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