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

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Walter Gordon | Walt Gordon | Jamaa-Fanaka | Walt
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I exposed the Achilles' hell of Hollywood.

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He served in the United States Air Force. After his service, he attended a community college film program which led him to University of California film School at the Los Angeles, California location. He made three films before graduation with highest honors. See more »

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Virgo

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