Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Filmmaker Gordon Parks dies

Directed 'Shaft' and 'The Learning Tree'

Movie director and photographer Gordon Parks is dead at the age of 93. For years, Parks captured poignant images for Life magazine. He then went on to critical acclaim as a Hollywood director, scoring with The Learning Tree and Shaft. USA Today chronicles Parks' accomplishments.

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3 comments:

True Blue Guy said...

wow, 93, that is a nice age to live too - makes me think if I would like to life till then

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I always feel sad when we lose someone so influential. Makes me think "Who's going to fill these shoes?" We need to have more shoe fillers, y'know?

Deb S. said...

True Blue Guy: It makes me wonder the same. My grandfather lived to be 91. He seemed to enjoy every moment of his life. My grandmother is 94 and still as feisty as ever!

Dr. Deb: I feel sad, also. Who will fill these shoes??