Charles Burnett

Film director

1944 –

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Who is Charles Burnett?

Charles Burnett is an African-American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include Killer of Sheep, My Brother's Wedding, To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield, and Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation He has been involved in other types of motion pictures including shorts, documentaries, and a TV series.

Considered by the Chicago Tribune as "one of America's very best filmmakers", and by the New York Times as "the nation's least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director", Charles Burnett has had a long and diverse filmmaking career.

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Born
Apr 13, 1944
Vicksburg
Also known as
  • Charles Burnette
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
    Creative writing
    ( - 1969)
  • Master of Fine Arts, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
    Film
    ( - 1977)
  • Theatre
  • Los Angeles City College
    Electronics
Lived in
  • Vicksburg
    (1944/04/13 - )
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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