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Jamaa Fanaka (1942–2012)

Jamaa Fanaka was born on September 6, 1942 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Walter Gordon. He was a director and writer, known for Penitentiary (1979), Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975) and Emma Mae (1976). He died on April 1, 2012 in South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Penitentiary
Penitentiary Director
(1979)
Emma Mae
Emma Mae Director
(1976)
Penitentiary II
Penitentiary II Director
(1982)

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Other Works:

Contributed to the book Gods In Spandex, Or, A Survivors' Account Of 80's Cinema Obscura (Succubus Press/2007).

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter Gordon | Walt Gordon | Jamaa-Fanaka | Walt
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Personal Quote:

I exposed the Achilles' hell of Hollywood.

Trivia:

He was one of five children to Robert Gordon and Beatrice Gordon who moved from Jackson, Mississippi to Los Angeles, California when he was a child. His father was an electrician. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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