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Gordon Parks (1912–2006)


The pre-eminent American photojournalist of sub-Saharan descent. An acclaimed photographer for Life magazine from the late 40s through late 60s, he turned to directing films, his second of which, the blaxploitation movie Shaft (1971), achieved success at the box office. In 1989 his first film effort, The Learning Tree (1969), was selected among ... See full bio »

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Known For

Shaft
Shaft Director
(1971)
The Learning Tree
(1969)
Shaft's Big Score!
(1972)
Family Portrait
Family Portrait Himself
(2004)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (9 credits)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 Leadbelly
 1971 Shaft
 1964 Flavio (Documentary short)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Camera Portraits", 1948

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gordon Parks Sr.
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I don't make black exploitation films." from The Village Voice (1976)

Trivia:

He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1988 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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oh no! he died???? Luvu2
Shaft had an awesome soundtrack maxandrelax
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