Burnett, Charles

Burnett, Charles

(1944–  ) film scriptwriter/director; born in Mississippi. Raised in Los Angeles, he attended the film school at the University of California: Los Angeles, where his thesis project, Killer of Sheep (1977), received acclaim within the film community and launched his career as a leading African-American independent filmmaker. Often working at odd jobs to support his family, he continued to make critically acclaimed films and he received numerous grants, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellowship; but To Sleep With Anger (1990) was his first film to get wider circulation.
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A platoon of stars--Carol Burnett, Charles Durning, Betty White, and Carol Lawrence, for starters--gave the kick and spin of an honest-to-goodness Hollywood premiere to the seventh annual American Choreography Awards (ACA) ceremony, held October 14, 2001, at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.