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William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist
William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist

William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87. Greaves died Monday at his Manhattan home after a prolonged illness, according to his granddaughter, Liani Greaves. A minister's son born in New York City in 1926, Greaves had a diverse background that included drawing, acting, dance and engineering. He leaves behind a vast film archive of black art and culture. Greaves made hundreds of movies, and in the 1960s, he served as co-host and executive producer of "Black...

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