Gordon Parks (1912–2006)


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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

(1969)
Shaft Director
(1971)
Malcolm X Thanks
(1992)
The Super Cops Director
(1974)

Filmography

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 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 Leadbelly
 1971 Shaft
 1964 Flavio (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Camera Portraits". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Gordon Parks Sr.

Spouse:

Genevieve Young  (divorced) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1976 interview in "The Village Voice"] I don't make black exploitation films.

Trivia:

Considered one of the contributors (along with Melvin Van Peebles) to the blaxploitation genre - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) and Shaft (1971) were the first films to start that genre. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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