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Yvonne Blake, president of Honor of the film academy, dies at 78 years old

The costume designer won four Goyas and an Oscar for the film Nicolás and Alejandra

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Yvonne Blake, president of Honor of the film academy, dies at 78 years old

Yvonne Blake, president of Honor of film academy, has died on Tuesday in Madrid at 78 years.  Born in Manchester in 1940, Blake presided over Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain since July 14, 2016, when he took office after resignation of Antonio Resines, but withdrew from his responsibilities for a stroke that suffered a few months After.

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Although English-born, Blake has developed much of his career in Spain. In his career, he highlighted his four Goya awards for films rowing Wind, by Gonzalo Suárez; Lullaby by José Luis Garci; Carmen, by Vicente Aranda, and Bridge of St. Louis, by Mary McGuckian. He also won an Oscar, in 1971, by Nicolás and Alejandra. In 2012, he received National Cinematography Award.

Blake has worked with great filmmakers from world cinematography such as François Truffaut, John Sturges, Paul Verhoeven, Peter Bogdanovich, Milos Forman and Richard Lester. He has also dressed stars such as Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Robert de Niro or Sean Connery.

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