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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 Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975), Street Wars (1991) and Penitentiary (1979). He died on April 1, 2012 in South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Street Wars Director
(1991)
Penitentiary Director
(1979)
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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Alternate Names:

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

I exposed the Achilles' hell of Hollywood.

Trivia:

He is survived by his three daughters, Tracey Gordon, Twyla Gordon Louis, and Katina Gordon Scott; a son, Michael Gordon; his parents, Robert Gordon and Beatrice Gordon; two brothers, Joseph Gordon and Robert Gordon; a sister, Carmen Gordon Sanford; and nine grandchildren. See more »

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