Kate Ward
October 06, 2010 AT 04:40 PM EDT

Emmy-winning producer-writer-director Marshall Flaum has passed away, Reuters reports. The documentarian — who collaborated with such big names as Jacques Cousteau and Hanna-Barbera — died from complications following hip surgery. Flaum was 85 years old.

The filmmaker boasted two Academy Award-nominated documentaries: 1963’s The Yanks Are Coming, and 1965’s Let My People Go: The Story of Israel. Flaum also produced several Hollywood-centric docs, including 1963’s Hollywood: The Great Stars, 1972’s Tribute to Bogart, and 1978’s Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend. He served as executive producer on six seasons of Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau as well.

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