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Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian
Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian

Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50. The cause was pneumonia, a complication of his lymphoma, said his wife, Donna Santman. Anker made more than a dozen films during a 25-year career, including "Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust" (2004), "Music from the Inside Out" (2004) and "Scottsboro, An American Tragedy" (2000), which earned an Emmy and was nominated for an Oscar. His most recent film was "Icebound" (2012), which focuses on a famous...

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