Michael Winner

‘Death Wish’ Director Michael Winner Passes Away at Age 77

‘Death Wish’ Director Michael Winner Passes Away at Age 77

British director Michael Winner, best known for making the popular Death Wish movies with star Charles Bronson, passed away earlier today at the age of 77. The filmmaker had been given 18 months to live last summer, due to heart and liver complications.

Born in London in 1935, Michael Winner's first foray into the entertainment business was a weekly entertainment column he wrote at the tender age of 14, which was published in over 30 local newspapers. After attending Cambridge, where he studied law and economics, Michael Winner began making documentaries and short films in the late 1950s.

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