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Jonathan Demme


Born - 22 February 1944, Baldwin, New York State, USA
Died - 26 April 2017

American director with an actor's good looks and a CV full of excellent films, as well as the odd turkey. Later to become an Oscar-winner for The Silence of the Lambs, he initially worked as a cameraman, but came under the aegis of producer/director Roger Corman, who at first gave him screenplay work (1971's Angels Hard As They Come), then promoted him to the director's chair: Caged Heat (1974), Crazy Mama (1975), Citizen's Band (1976), Last Embrace (1979), Melvin and Howard (1980), Swing Shift (1983), Something Wild (1986), Married to the Mob (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993), Beloved (1998), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Rachel Getting Married (2008), A Master Builder (2013) and Ricki and the Flash (2015), his last. He died from cancer of the oesophagus.