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Ismail Merchant

Age: 68

Indian-born filmmaker who, with partner James Ivory, produced several visually stunning literary films, including A Room with a View—which won three Oscars—Howards End, and Jefferson in Paris. Merchant and Ivory teamed up in 1961 and frequently collaborated with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

Died: London, May 25, 2005

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