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||December 8, 2000
||January 22, 1924
||Cause of Death:
||New York City, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Served as engineer on a Navy mine sweeper in WWII
Worked as a chemist for father's textile business
Made first film, "On the Bowery"; earned Oscar nomination
Garnered attention for "Come Back, Africa", which focused on apartheid and introduced Miriam Makemba
Opened the Bleecker Street Theater in Greenwich Village, NYC
With Shirley Clarke and Jonas Mekas, organized the Film-Makers' Distribution Center
Wrote, produced and directed "Good Times, Wonderful Times"
Directed "Black Fantasy"
Made final film "Arab-Israeli Dialogue"