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Documentary filmmaker Les Blank dies at 77

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The idiosyncratic documentary filmmaker whose subjects included musicians, Mardi Gras, gap-toothed women, garlic and filmmaker Werner Herzog, died today at his home in Berkeley. He was 77, and his son, Harrod, said the cause of death was bladder cancer. Obituaries: LA Times; NYT

Image: Les Blank in the 1980s; NYT


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