Director Michael Anderson dies at 98

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Vancouver, April 29 (IANS) British director Michael Anderson, who received an Oscar nomination for “Around the World in 80 Days” and later helmed the cult sci-fi classic “Logans Run”, has died. He was 98.

Anderson, who also demonstrated a command of war films by directing “The Dam Busters” (1955), “The Yangtse Incident” (1957) and “Operation Crossbow” (1965), died on Wednesday in Vancouver, a spokeswoman for his family said, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

His stepdaughter, Laurie Holden, has appeared as recurring characters on TV series such as “The X-Files”, “The Shield”, “The Walking Dead” and “The Americans”.

Anderson is also survived by his third wife, actress Adrianne Ellis.

Two of his sons followed him into show business: character actor Michael Anderson Jr. played the brother of John Wayne and Dean Martin in “The Sons of Katie Elder” (1965) and Doc in “Logan’s Run”, and David Anderson, served as an assistant director on three James Bond films.

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Anderson’s autobiography, titled “Directed by…”, is soon to be published.

–IANS

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