March 31, 2008
More information on the death of Jules Dassin. He had been in poor health for some time, so the death was not entirely unexpected. I tried to meet with him a couple of years ago whilst in Athens, but confusion over the date of the meeting unfortunately prevented this.
Film Director Jules Dassin Dies at 96
* AP foreign
* Monday March 31 2008
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – American director Jules Dassin, whose Greek wife Melina Mercouri starred in his hit movie “Never on Sunday” and six more of his films, died late Monday at an Athens hospital, officials said. He was 96.
The cause of death was not made public. A spokeswoman for Hygeia hospital said only that he had been treated there the past two weeks.
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