Award-winning television writer and producer John Sacret Young ’69 dies at 75

June 30, 2021
Award-winning writer, producer and Princeton alumnus John Sacret Young ’69. Courtesy of John Sacret Young

Author, screenwriter, director, producer, and Princeton alumnus John Sacret Young died June 3 in Brentwood, California, after a ten-month battle with brain cancer. He had just celebrated his 75th birthday.

A member of Princeton’s Class of 1969, Young provided the funding to establish the John Sacret Young ’69 Fund for Visiting Filmmakers at Princeton, which in recent years has made possible several film series presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts. The John Sacret Young fund has also supported film series produced in partnership with the Princeton Garden Theatre, as well as campus visits by guest artists.

The annual John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture in Film is also supported by the fund, and sponsored by the Humanities Council‘s Committee for Film Studies.

Read a full obituary on the Lewis Center’s site.

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