On this day: September 6

Published On: Sep 05 2012 11:21:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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OTD September 6 - Akira Kurosawa
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By Eiga no tomo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1998: Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, considered one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, dies of a stroke at age 88 in Tokyo, Japan. Some of Kurosawa's best known films include "Rashomon," "Ikiru," "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo." He's seen here in 1953 on the set of "Seven Samurai."

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