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Shirley Clarke (I) (1919–1997)


Shirley Clarke was born on October 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Shirley Brimberg. She was a director and editor, known for Portrait of Jason (1967), The Cool World (1963) and The Connection (1961). She was married to Bert Clarke. She died on September 23, 1997. See full bio »

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(age 77)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Portrait of Jason
(1967)
The Cool World
The Cool World Director
(1963)
The Connection
The Connection Director
(1961)
Bridges-Go-Round
Bridges-Go-Round Director
(1958)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (20 credits)
 1985 Ornette: Made in America (Documentary)
 1983 The Box (Short)
 1982 Performance (Short)
 1982 Tongues (Video short)
 1981 Savage/Love (Short)
 1980 A Visual Diary (Short)
 1978 One-2-3 (Video short)
 1978 Trans (Video short)
 1967 Portrait of Jason (Documentary)
 1960 Skyscraper (Short documentary)
 1958 Bridges-Go-Round (Short)
 1957 Brussels Loops (Short)
 1956 Moment in Love (Short)
 1955 Bullfight (Short)
 1954 In Paris Parks (Short)
 1953 Dance in the Sun (Short)
Show Show Editor (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Actress (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
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Daughter of wealthy manufacturer Samuel L. Brimberg. She was educated at Lincoln School, Manhattan, and studied modern dance under Martha Graham. At age seventeen, she got her first job as a choreographer. Later performed her own works at the Dance Theatre, and at Carnegie Hall, in New York. Was a board member of the National Dance Association. Gave up her dancing career for independent film ... See more »

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