Murray Lerner

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Murray Lerner
Born(1927-05-08)May 8, 1927
DiedSeptember 2, 2017(2017-09-02) (aged 90)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupationfilm director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer.
AwardsBest Documentary
1980 From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

Murray Lerner (May 8, 1927 – September 2, 2017) was an American documentary and experimental film director and producer.

1967 saw the release of the film Festival. Produced and directed by Lerner, the Oscar-nominated film was a documentary shot between 1963 and 1966 at the Newport Folk Festival that included performances by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Donovan, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Johnny Cash and Joan Baez. [1]

He died of kidney failure in 2017 at the age of 90.[2]

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  2. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (September 5, 2017). "Murray Lerner, Who Filmed Music's Biggest Stars, Dies at 90". The New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2017.