Died Today: John G. Avildsen (1935–2017) (director Rocky, The Karate Kid)

Festival Reviews

johngavilsonBorn: December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Died: June 16, 2017 (age 81) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Tracy Brooks Swope (27 February 1987 – 28 August 2003) (divorced) (1 child)
Marie Olga Maturevich (15 February 1964 – ?) (divorced) (2 children)

QUOTES:

When I read ‘Rocky V,’ it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian’s lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he’s dead.

I thought boxing was stupid.

My dream was to have my own advertising agency by the time I was 30, and that was before I got into movies.
 

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