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John G Avildsen

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John G Avildsen thought boxing was downright “dumb” and he knew little about the writer of the boxing script he had been sent — a bit-part actor who was insisting on playing the starring role himself. By the time Avildsen was a few pages into it he ...

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Obituary: John G Avildsen, director of Hollywood smash hits Rocky and The Karate Kid

The Scotsman
John Guilbert Avildsen, film director. Born: 21 December 1935, Oak Park, Illinois. Died: 16 June 2017 in Los Angeles, aged 81. John G Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid – two dark-horse, underdog favourites that went on to become Hollywood ...


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Beyonce welcomes twins; new Jay Z album; 'Rocky' director dies; more: AM Buzz

Syracuse.com
"Rocky" director John G. Avildsen is dead at age 81. His son announced over the weekend that the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who also helmed the original "The Karate Kid," lost a battle with pancreatic cancer in L.A. on Friday. "Rocky" won Best Picture in ...

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Rocky Director John G. Avildsen Dies, Aged 81

Empire
John G. Avildsen, a gifted (and Oscar-winning) director known for making two Rocky movies and all three [Karate Kid](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/karate-kid/) films, died on Friday. He was 81. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Avildsen attended The ...



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