Skip to main content
Mel Howard dabbled in different aspects of the filmmaking process. He was primarily a producer but also occasionally worked on screenplays, acted, and assisted with directing chores. His production credits include the Gene Wilder vehicle Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970) and Snapshots (1974), for which he also wrote the screenplay and appeared as an actor. As a performer, Howard was particularly memorable for playing a Talmudic scholar in Hester Street (1975). Howard married filmmaker Michelle Le Brun extremely late in life, and found out soon after their nuptials that he was suffering from a terminal illness. His journey down that path became the subject of Le Brun's 1999 film Death: A Love Story, shot in the early to mid-'90s and released three years after Howard's death in July 1996.

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings