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Also Known As: Died: December 8, 2000
Born: Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer, director, theater owner, exhibitor, chemist, engineer

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A social documentarian whose subjects have included the dispossessed of New York ("On the Bowery" 1956) and South Africa ("Come Back Africa" 1959), Rogosin was the original owner of the now defunct and much-missed Bleecker Street Theater in Greenwich Village, New York.

A social documentarian whose subjects have included the dispossessed of New York ("On the Bowery" 1956) and South Africa ("Come Back Africa" 1959), Rogosin was the original owner of the now defunct and much-missed Bleecker Street Theater in Greenwich Village, New York.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Black Fantasy (1972) Director
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  Black Roots (1970) Director
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  Come Back, Africa (1960) Director
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  On the Bowery (1957) Director

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Served as engineer on a Navy mine sweeper in WWII
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Worked as a chemist for father's textile business
1956:
Made first film, "On the Bowery"; earned Oscar nomination
1959:
Garnered attention for "Come Back, Africa", which focused on apartheid and introduced Miriam Makemba
1960:
Opened the Bleecker Street Theater in Greenwich Village, NYC
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With Shirley Clarke and Jonas Mekas, organized the Film-Makers' Distribution Center
1966:
Wrote, produced and directed "Good Times, Wonderful Times"
1972:
Directed "Black Fantasy"
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Made final film "Arab-Israeli Dialogue"
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -

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son:
Daniel Rogosin. Producer.

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