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|
|Alma mater:||Tulane University, University of Southern California|
|IMDb:||Les Blank's IMDb|
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