Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"Dances with Wolves' Screenwriter Michael Blake, 69, Dies

Michael Blake, who had been washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant when an old friend, Kevin Costner, asked him to adapt his own novel into a screenplay, which became the Oscar-winning script for the Oscar-winning western epic “Dances With Wolves,” died on Saturday in Tucson. He was 69.
The cause was heart failure, Daniel Ostroff, a film producer who was Mr. Blake’s agent and manager, said. Mr. Blake had previously had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent a double bypass surgery in 2004.
More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/movies/michael-blake-69-oscar-winning-screenwriter-dies.html

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