Les Blank

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Date of Birth November 27, 1935
Place of Birth Florida
Date of Death Apr 7, 2013 (77)
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Les Blank was an American documentary filmmaker best known for his portraits of American traditional musicians.

Born: Leslie Harrod Blank Jr, November 27, 1935, Tampa, Florida
Died: April 07, 2013, Berkeley Hills, California
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Tulane University, University of Southern California
Occupation: Documentary filmmaker
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About Les Blank

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.

Les Blank Before Fame

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

Achievement of Les Blank

He established a production company called Flower Films.

Les Blank Family Life

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

Associations of Les Blank

He directed a 1965 documentary about jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie.

Information related to Les Blank

  • Cinema of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Artists from Berkeley, California
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts alumni
  • Tulane University alumni
  • American documentary filmmakers
Latest information about Les Blank updated on April 19, 2021.

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