Who Won the 1977
Academy Awards Best Director

John G Avildsen

("Rocky")

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Recent notable deaths: Jerry Lewis, Dick Gregory, Glen Campbell, Sam Shepard, more

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Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen, who led a sweep of the 1977 Academy Awards (including nabbing a best director statue) with "Rocky," died on June 16, 2017. Also known for "The Karate Kid," Avildsen, Reuters reported, had been hospitalized at ...

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Luke Perry remembers director John Avildsen

Maine Edge
He may not have been a household name like Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese, but director John G. Avildsen more than left his mark over the course of 25 feature films, a body of work that includes classic underdog films like “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid.

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7 'Rocky' facts we learned from the doc 'John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs'

Philly.com
Avildsen's work is canonized in John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs, a new documentary currently available to buy via YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. In it, Avildsen and his colleagues explain the director's best-known works, from 1973's Save the ...

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ETX native, filmmaker reveals 'Underdog' for ArkLaTex

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Filmmaker and east Texas native Derek Johnson returns to his roots to reveal his biggest Hollywood production to date, a documentary about the underdog of all ...

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