Bill Gunn
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1930
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA


Bill Gunn was an important figure in the development of contemporary African American cinema. A versatile figure, Gunn also made substantial contributions to the theater, television and literature. His best-known film is Ganja and Hess, a passionate, lyrical vampire movie that blended African and European mythology. While it is considered one of the major films of the early 1970s, it was...