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Bob Rafelson

Director, Producer
21 February 1933 to 23 July 2022

An American director, producer and writer, who co-founded influential indie production company BBS. Rafelson started in television as a writer and producer, including co-creating the Monkees pop group and television series (1966-1968), which won him an Emmy. He made his directorial film debut with Monkees vehicle Head (1968), while his next film, Five Easy Pieces (1970), earned him two Oscar and two Golden Globe nominations. He went on to direct the likes of The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), Stay Hungry (1976), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Black Widow (1987) and Blood and Wine (1996).

Read Bob Rafelson's Guardian obituary

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