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Documentary film director Les Blank dies from bladder cancer

Sunday, April 07, 2013
Documentary film director Les Blank

Documentary film director Les Blank (KGO Photo)

Independent film director Les Blank died Sunday from bladder cancer at his home in the Berkeley hills.

Blank averaged a film a year over his 40-year career and focused on the unique and overlooked.

He became known internationally for his lively and moving documentaries on people who have a passion for life.

 

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