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Jack Nitzsche, 63, an Oscar-winning songwriter, record...


Jack Nitzsche, 63, an Oscar-winning songwriter, record producer and studio musician who collaborated with major pop figures of the 1960s, died Friday in Los Angeles of a heart attack.

He won the best original song Academy Award for 1982 for co-writing "Up Where We Belong" for the movie "An Officer and a Gentleman." It was written with his wife, folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie.

For the Rolling Stones, he contributed keyboard parts to such classics as "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows?," "Play With Fire" and "Paint It Black."

Ginetta Sagan, 75, a member of the Italian Resistance during World War II who later helped establish Amnesty International, died of cancer Friday in San Francisco.

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