James Redford, documentary filmmaker and son of Robert Redford, dead at 58


James Redford directed and produced documentaries tackling a spectrum of important issues, including the environment and education. Photo: AP

James "Jamie" Redford, a documentary filmmaker, activist and the son of actor Robert Redford, died of cancer on Oct 16. He was 58.

His wife of 32 years, Kyle Redford, announced his death on Twitter, writing: "He lived a beautiful, impactful life and was loved by many. He will be deeply missed. As his wife of 32 years, I'm most grateful for the two spectacular children we raised together. I don't know what we would've done without them over the past two years."

In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, his wife confirmed that James Redford died from bile-duct cancer in his liver.

He had battled primary sclerosing cholangitis, for nearly 30 years, receiving two liver transplants in 1993.

He became a tireless advocate for organ transplants, launching the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness and producing The Kindness Of Strangers, a documentary that highlights the life-changing effects organ donors can have on patients and their families.

James Redford directed and produced documentaries tackling a spectrum of important issues, including the environment and education.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia was inspired by his son Dylan's struggles in school, and 2017's Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution explored the benefits of clean energy.

Beyond the world of documentaries, he also wrote the screenplay for 2001's Cowboy Up starring Kiefer Sutherland and Daryl Hannah and directed Spin on Showtime in 2003, featuring Stanley Tucci and Dana Delaney.

In 2005, he and his father founded The Redford Centre, a non-profit organisation that produces films and provides grant money to environmental filmmakers.

He was currently in production on The Amy Tan Documentary.

James Redford is survived by his wife, Kyle Redford; their two children, Dylan and Lena Redford; his sisters, Amy Redford and Shauna Redford Schlosser; and his parents, Robert Redford and Lola Van Wagenen. – Reuters

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

James Redford , Obituary


Did you find this article insightful?


100% readers found this article insightful

Next In Entertainment

Justin Bieber complains his Grammy nominations were in Pop, not R&B categories
HK actress Sandra Ng didn't think she was cut out for showbiz
The Weeknd accuses Grammys of 'corruption' over nomination shutout
BTS' reaction on its first Grammy nomination
Beyonce leads Grammy race with 9 nominations; Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa earn 6 each
Dua Lipa online concert features�guest stars and crazy sets
Michelle Yeoh is one of BBC's '100 most inspiring and influential women' of 2020
40 production companies in the creative industry get RM13.9mil from Finas
French porn companies to adopt ethics codes after claims of abuse
FreedomFilmFest 2020 taking place online Dec 10-13

Stories You'll Enjoy