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March 7th, 2006

Filmmaker Gordon Parks Dies at 93

By POLLY ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer 33 minutes ago

Gordon Parks (undated photo)

This 1966 photo shows photographer Gordon Parks. Parks, who captured the struggles and triumphs of black America as a photographer for Life magazine and then became Hollywood's first major black director with 'The Learning Tree' and the hit 'Shaft,' died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 a family member said. He was 93. (AP Photo/Adelaide de Menil)
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