Bob Rafelson

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Bob Rafelson
Rafelson in 2009
Robert Rafelson

(1933-02-21)February 21, 1933
DiedJuly 23, 2022(2022-07-23) (aged 89)
Alma materDartmouth College
Occupation(s)Movie director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1959–2002
Toby Carr
(m. 1955, divorced)

Gabrielle Taurek (m. 1999)

Robert Rafelson (February 21, 1933 – July 23, 2022) was an American movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He was seen as an important person in the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s. He was born in New York City.

His best known works were Five Easy Pieces (1970), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) and Mountains of the Moon (1990). He also produced Easy Rider (1969) and The Last Picture Show (1971). He also produced the TV series The Monkees.

Rafelson died on July 23, 2022 at his home in Aspen, Colorado from lung cancer at the age of 89.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Koseluk, Chris (July 24, 2022). "Bob Rafelson, Director of 'Five Easy Pieces' and Co-Creator of 'The Monkees,' Dies at 89". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  2. Lim, Dennis (July 24, 2022). "Bob Rafelson, Director of 'Five Easy Pieces,' Dies at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved July 24, 2022.