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Les Blank

Born: 1935-11-27 - Died: 2013-04-07
Cause of Death:
Cancer


Death Summary: Les Blank reportedly died in his ome at the age of 77 after a battle with bladder cancer.

Who was Les Blank : Les Blank was a documentary filmmaker whose work chronicled the works of American musicians. His films focused on traditional styles of music including blues, Appalachian, Cajun, Creole, Tex-Mex, polka, tamburitza and Hawaiian.

Films included (but were not limited to): Dizzy Gillespie, The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins, Chulas Fronteras, Always for Pleasure, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers, Burden of Dreams, and Huey Lewis and the News: Be-Fore!.
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