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Gordon Parks created 2 movies in the Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Music genres.
Gordon Parks got succeed with average imdb rating 6.3.
Father of Gordon Parks Jr.
Once was a piano player in a Minnesota bordello.
Spent the years 1948-1968 as a photographer and reporter for Life Magazine.
Grandfather of Gordon Parks III
Co-founder of Essence Magazine
Considered one of the contributors (along with Melvin Van Peebles) to the blaxploitation genre - _Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song (1971)_ and Shaft (1971) were the first films that started a genre.
First African American film director that directed a film for a major studio (Warner Brothers) - The Learning Tree (1969), which was based on his autobiography of the same name.
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