Gordon Parks





Gordon Parks

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born
in Fort Scott, The United States
November 30, 1912

died
March 07, 2006

gender
male

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Was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.[2]

Parks also performed as a jazz pianist. His first job was as a piano player in a brothel.[9] His song "No Love," composed in another brothel, was performed over a national radio broadcast by Larry Funk and his orchestra in the early 30s.[10]

Parks composed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1953)at the encouragement of black American conductor Dean Dixon and his wife, pianist Vivian [11] and with the help of composer Henry Brant. [12] Tree Symphony came in 1967. In 1989, he composed and choreographed Martin, a ballet dedicated to
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“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
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“The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.”
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“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act
enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
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