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'Midnight Cowboy' Director John Schlesinger Dies

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'Midnight Cowboy' Director John Schlesinger Dies

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'Midnight Cowboy' Director John Schlesinger Dies

'Midnight Cowboy' Director John Schlesinger Dies

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Oscar-winning British director John Schlesinger, whose films Midnight Cowboy and Bloody Sunday featured unlikely heroes who helped bring homoerotic themes into the open, died Friday in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 77. NPR's Neda Ulaby offers a remembrance.

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