Les Blank

  1. Les Blank, Blues-Jazz Documentarian, Dead at 77

    April 07, 2013 3:17 PM EDT Filmmaker Les Blank, whose documentaries about blues and jazz musicians and music of the South were widely acclaimed, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77; the cause of death was bladder cancer. Beginning in 1965 with a short f ...