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'Death of a Salesman' To Open Stanley Kramer Centennial

A celebration of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kramer will kick off Friday, Aug. 9 with a newly restored print of “Death of a Salesman" at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, Calif. It is the first of 15 of Kramer’s films that will be presented over the coming weeks as part of the series "Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial,” running through Sept. 29—Kramer’s 100th birthday. The celebration is presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program and will include guest appearances by Louis Gossett Jr., Tippi Hedren, and Fred Willard, among many others. Some of the fims screening include the Oscar-winners “High Noon,” “The Defiant Ones,” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.” A full schedule is available here. As a director and producer, Kramer was responsible for 35 films, many of which made stars of unknowns and were often viewed as

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