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Albert Maysles

Documentary director

Born - 26 November 1926, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Died - 5 March 2015

Distinguished filmmaker in the non-fiction field, who, with his brother David, contributed a number of memorable documentaries in the 1960s and 1970s. He continued to work vigorously, if with lower profile, after David's premature death at 55. Working in the (mostly music) documentary field from the mid-1950s, the Maysles brothers caught the eyes of critics a decade later: Showman (1963), Salesman (1967), Monterey Pop (1968), Gimme Shelter (1970), Grey Gardens (1975) and Running Fence (1977). After David's death, Albert made Christo in Paris (1990), Umbrellas (1994), When We Were Kings (1996) and many others, ending with A Dog's Life in 2004.