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Born: November 23, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio Profession:

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Inspired by the Maysles brothers' 1968 documentary "Salesman", South African-born Daniel J Harris fashioned the satirical "The Bible and Gun Club" (1996). The black-and-white film followed the exploits of a group of middle-aged salesmen (played by real-life non-acting salesmen) attending a convention in Las Vegas and premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival. In 1997, it was screen at Locarno where it earned a special jury prize. Harris, who graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts at the University of Capetown, emigrated to L.A. where he worked in animation before making his acclaimed feature debut.

Inspired by the Maysles brothers' 1968 documentary "Salesman", South African-born Daniel J Harris fashioned the satirical "The Bible and Gun Club" (1996). The black-and-white film followed the exploits of a group of middle-aged salesmen (played by real-life non-acting salesmen) attending a convention in Las Vegas and premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival. In 1997, it was screen at Locarno where it earned a special jury prize. Harris, who graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts at the University of Capetown, emigrated to L.A. where he worked in animation before making his acclaimed feature debut.

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In September 2000, Henton was injured in an automobile accident while driving on a freeway in California. According to police records, Henton was driving "at a high rate of speed" when he rear-ended another vehicle and then crashed through a chain link fence.

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companion:
Michele Delaney.

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daughter:
Nicole Simone. Born March 8, 2004; mother is Michele Delaney.

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