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Pakula, Alan Jay

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Film Director


1928 - Born on April 7th in New York, New York. American film director, producer and writer.

1949 - Joined Warner Bros cartoon department as an assistant animator.

1950 - He moved to MGM as an apprentice, and while there worked with the writer-director Don Hartman on the musical Mr. Imperium.

1957 - Pakula became a producer with a harrowing biographical film about the baseball player Jimmy Piersall's battle with manic depression, Fear Strikes Out.

1963 - Married to Hope Lange on October 19th.

1973 - Married to Hannah Cohn Boorstin on February 17th.

1978 - Was the President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

1979 - His film 'See You in the Morning', which he also wrote and co-produced, is considered partly autobiographical, concerning a divorced man who marries a widow with several children.

1997 - He directed the movies "All the President's Men", "Sophie's Choice", "Presumed Innocent", "The Pelican Brief" and "The Devil's Own".

1998 - Died on November 19th in Melville, Long Island, New York.


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