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Shirley Clarke

(Shirley Brimberg)
filmmaker
Born: 10/2/1925
Birthplace: New York City

Originally a dancer and choreographer, she turned to making experimental short films and documentaries in the 1950s. Later she directed, edited and produced the feature films The Connection (1962), about a heroin junkie as the subject of a documentary, and Portrait of Jason (1967), an interview with a black male hustler.

Died: 9/23/1997

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