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Gil Friesen (1937–2012)

Gil Friesen was born on March 19, 1937 in Pasadena, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Breakfast Club (1985), Better Off Dead... (1985) and Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013). He was married to Janet. He died on December 13, 2012 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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

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The Breakfast Club
Better Off Dead...
Twenty Feet from Stardom
One Crazy Summer
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 2013 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (producer)
 1991 Crooked Hearts (producer)
 1989 Blaze (producer)
 1989 Worth Winning (producer)
 1988 The Beast of War (executive producer)
 1986 One Crazy Summer (executive producer)
 1985 Better Off Dead... (executive producer)
 1985 The Breakfast Club (executive producer)
 1971 Love It or Leave It (Documentary) (executive producer)
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 1971 Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Documentary) (production coordinator: A&M)
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 1985 We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature (credit only)
 2014 The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner (credit only)
 2010 Legends (TV Series documentary)
 1985 Bring on the Night (Documentary)
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 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
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Was a founding partner in mid-1990s of the Classic Sports cable-TV channel, sold in 1997 to ESPN for $175 million. See more »

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