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John Schlesinger

Age: 77

British film director whose 1969 film Midnight Cowboy—his first Hollywood project—is the only X-rated film to have won a best-picture Academy Award. Schlesinger's films typically featured fully realized yet flawed characters. His other films include Darling, The Day of the Locust, and Marathon Man.

Died: Palm Springs, Calif., July 25, 2003

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