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How Ironic- I just watched Rock and Roll highschool Tuesday night
and now this...
Thursday, May 18, 2000
Paul Bartel dies of cancer
Character actor and maverick independent filmmaker Paul Bartel died
Saturday of liver cancer.
The Hollywood Reporter says the 61-year-old Bartel, best known for
cult classics "Eating Raoul" and "Death Race 2000," made his most
appearance as Osric in a modern-day resetting of "Hamlet," which
in theatres last week.
After early work in documentaries and some low-budget comedies,
producer Roger Corman hired Bartel to direct "Death Race 2000,"
violent cross-country race, in 1975. "Eating Raoul," which was
in 1982, was a self-financed comedy about cannibalism.
Bartel and his wife, Mary Woronov, co-starred in both "Eating Raoul"
"Scenes From The Class Struggle In Beverly Hills." The Hollywood
Reporter said Bartel was also in great demand as a small-part actor,
appearing in "Basquiat," "Escape From L.A.," "The Usual Suspects"
"Rock N Roll High School."
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