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us: Rasky, Harry, 1928-2007

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        (naf) Toronto (Ont.)
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        (naf) Toronto (Ont.)
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        (lcsh) Documentary films
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          Documentary film producer
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        • found: His Nobody swings on Sunday, c1980: t.p. (Harry Rasky) Can CIP data (Rasky, Harry, 1928-)
        • found: StrataSphere [VR] c1983: credits (produced, directed and written by Harry Rasky)
        • found: Wikipedia, November 7, 2013 (Harry Rasky; Canadian documentary film producer; born May 9, 1928 in Toronto; he wrote and produced CBC Newsmagazine from 1952-1955; he also produced a documentary for the 1961 debut of CTV Television Network; in the late 1950s Rasky moved to New York where he eventually became a freelance director; throughout the 1960s he made films on Castro, Che Guevera, Lady Bird Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Nobel Prize Winners in 1964 (which included Martin Luther King, Jr.); he also made two docudramas entitled "Hall of Kings" - for which he won an Emmy - and "Upon This Rock" which starred Orson Welles; by the early 1970s he returned to Toronto where CBC offered him an arrangement to make one film a year on whatever topic he wanted; throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s he made films on Leonard Cohen, Marc Chagall (nominated for an Oscar), Henry Moore, Baryshnikov, Teresa Stratas, Will and Ariel Durant, Christopher Plummer, Yousef Karsh, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller; he also made films that covered a variety of issues including "The War Against the Indians" and "The Spies That Never Were;" he died in Toronto on April 9, 2007)
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