Les Blank

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Birthday
27, 1935
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Apr 7, 2013 (77)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
27, 1935
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Apr 7, 2013 (77)

About

Documentary film director known for his portraits of such American musicians as Dizzy Gillespie and Sam Lightnin' Hopkins and their respective musical genres. He also made two films about the life of German director Werner Herzog.

Before Fame

He earned degrees in English and theater from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Trivia

He established a production company called Flower Films.

Family Life

He grew up in Florida and Massachusetts, and he later settled in central California.

Associated With

He directed a 1965 documentary about jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie.