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John G. Avildsen

American film director

John Guilbert Avildsen (December 21, 1935 – June 16, 2017) was an American movie director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977 for Rocky.[1]

John G. Avildsen
Born(1935-12-21)December 21, 1935
DiedJune 16, 2017(2017-06-16) (aged 81)
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
OccupationFilm director
Years active1969–2017
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Other movie he directed include Joe, Save the Tiger, Fore Play, The Formula, Neighbors, For Keeps, Lean on Me, The Power of One, 8 Seconds, Inferno, Rocky V and the first three Karate Kid movies.

Avildsen died on June 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California of pancreatic cancer, aged 81.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "John G. Avildsen Biography (1935-)". Filmreference.com. 1935-12-21. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  2. Fleishman, Jeffrey (June 16, 2017). "'Rocky' director John G. Avildsen dies at 81". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 16, 2017.

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