Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-nominated director of ‘Last Picture Show’, ‘Paper Moon’, dies aged 82

NEW YORK – Peter Bogdanovich, historical film actor and director of 1970s black-and-white classics like “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” has died. He was 82 years old.

Bogdanovich died early Thursday morning at this home in Los Angeles, his daughter Antonia Bogdanovich said. She said he died of natural causes.

Regarded as part of a new generation of “New Hollywood” young directors, Bogdanovich was heralded as celebrity from the start, with the lone shooter “Targets” and shortly after “The Last Picture Show”, from In 1971, his evocative portrait of a small, dying town earned eight Oscar nominations and made him a star. He followed up “The Last Picture Show” with the comedy “What’s Up, Doc?”, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal, and then the depression-era road trip drama “Paper” Moon”, obtained 10 years old. Tatum O’Neal received an Oscar.

His turbulent personal life is also often in the spotlight, from his famous love affair with Cybill Shepherd that began during the making of “The Last Picture Show” while he was married to his collaborator. his close friend, Polly Platt, to the murder of his Playmate friend. girlfriend Dorothy Stratten and his subsequent marriage to his sister Louise 29 years younger than him.

Born in New York, Bogdanovich started his career as a journalist and film critic, working as a film programmer at the Museum of Modern Art, where through a series of flashbacks , he fell in love with a host of former defense filmmakers including Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, and John Ford.

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