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Also Known As: Died: April 5, 1989
Born: Cause of Death: encephalitis
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, novelist, playwright

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This trailblazing black artist wrote plays and films that were noted for their subtle insights into the nature of racial relationships and their angry irony. Gunn achieved his greatest success with the independently-produced "Ganja and Hess" (1973), which began as a genre vampire movie and ended up an eloquent and disturbing mix of passions, class and African mythology. Although a success at Cannes that year, the film was widely ignored in the USA, having been recut by its producers.

This trailblazing black artist wrote plays and films that were noted for their subtle insights into the nature of racial relationships and their angry irony. Gunn achieved his greatest success with the independently-produced "Ganja and Hess" (1973), which began as a genre vampire movie and ended up an eloquent and disturbing mix of passions, class and African mythology. Although a success at Cannes that year, the film was widely ignored in the USA, having been recut by its producers.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Ganja and Hess (1973) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Ganja and Hess (1973) George Meda
2.
 The Spy With My Face (1966) Namana
3.
 Penelope (1966) Sergeant Rothschild
4.
 The Interns (1962) Rosco
5.
 Elko: A Cowboy Gathering (1995) Poetry Reader
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1954:
Broadway acting debut in "The Immoralist"
1959:
Film acting debut in "The Sound and the Fury"
1970:
Feature directing debut, "Stop" (never received commercial release)
1973:
First feature as writer, producer, director, "Ganja and Hess"
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Bibliography close complete biography

"All the Rest Have Died"
"Rhinstone Sharecropper"

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