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Ken Annakin, Famed British Director, Passes Away

24 April 2009 9:06 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Ken Annakin(1914-2009)Ken Annakin directing the beach sequences of The Longest Day.By Lee Pfeiffer

The film world lost another legend this week with the passing of director/writer Ken Annakin, who died at age 94. For those of us at Cinema Retro, the loss is personal. In addition to directing some of our favorite films, Ken was an avid supporter of the magazine. The seemingly indestructible British filmmaker led a full and active life and was engaged in trying to get new projects off the ground until he fell ill in February.

Annakin began his career as a director in 1946 and found his talents to be constantly in demand. His career took off a decade later when he was hired by Walt Disney to direct The Story of Robin Hood in 1952. He quickly became one of Disney's favorite and most dependable directors. Annakin would do numerous other films for Disney, »

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