Friday, April 25, 2014

RIP Daniel Anker


Daniel Anker Dead: Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Dies At 50

 
Associated Press
By Staff
4/23/2014
 
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver life-saving serum has died.
 
Daniel Anker died Monday at age 50. His wife, Donna Santman, says her husband died of pneumonia, a complication of his lymphoma.
 
Anker's film, "Icebound," details the five-day run to Nome following a deadly diphtheria breakout. The film opened the Anchorage International Film Festival in December.
 
Santman says her husband most recently was working on a documentary about late director Sidney Lumet.
 
Anker was nominated for an Academy Award in 2001 for another documentary, "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy."
 
The New York filmmaker is survived by his wife of 12 years and their two children.
 
A funeral is scheduled for Thursday at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel in Manhattan.
 
 
ANKER, Daniel
Born: 1964
Died: 4/21/2014, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
 
Daniel Anker’s western – producer:
La fanciulla del West - 1992

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