Alan Parker, director of ‘Evita’, ‘Midnight Express’ dead at 76

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  • Saturday, 01 Aug 2020

Alan Parker 1944-2020. Photo: Filepic

British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose movies included "Bugsy Malone, ” "Midnight Express” and "Evita, ” has died at 76.

A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday (July 31) in London after a long illness.

Parker was one of Britain’s most successful directors, whose diverse body of work includes "Fame, ” “Mississippi Burning”,"The Commitments and "Angela’s Ashes.” Together his movies won 10 Academy Awards at 19 British Academy Film Awards. - AP

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