Clarke, Shirley Brimberg

Clarke, Shirley Brimberg
▪ 1998

      American motion picture director of independent films whose gritty cinema verité works in the 1950s and '60s, including The Connection, The Cool World, and Portrait of Jason, tackled such controversial topics as heroin addiction, gang membership, and male prostitution (b. Oct. 2, 1925—d. Sept. 23, 1997).

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