World News – CA – Documentary filmmaker James Redford and son of Robert Redford dies at 58


James « Jamie » Redford, documentary maker, activist and son of actor Robert Redford, died of cancer on October 16 He was 58 years old

His 32-year-old wife, Kyle Redford, announced his death on Twitter, writing: « He lived a wonderful, impactful life and was loved by many. He will be deeply missed. As a wife of 32, I am very grateful for the two spectacular children we raised together I don’t know what we would have done without them the past two years « 

In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, his wife confirmed that James Redford had died from biliary cancer in his liver. He had battled primary sclerosing cholangitis, for nearly thirty years, receiving two transplants of liver in 1993 He became a tireless advocate for organ transplants, launching the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness and producing « The Kindness of Strangers », a documentary that highlights the life-changing effects of organ donors on patients and their families

James Redford has directed and produced documentaries addressing a range of important issues including environment and education “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” was inspired by his son Dylan’s struggles in school, and ‘Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution’ from 2017 explored the benefits of clean energy

Beyond the world of documentaries, he also wrote the screenplay for 2001’s « Cowboy Up » with Kiefer Sutherland and Daryl Hannah and directed « Spin » on Showtime in 2003, starring Stanley Tucci and Dana Delaney In 2005, he and his father founded the Redford Center, a non-profit organization that produces films and gives grants to environmental filmmakers He was currently in production on « The Amy Tan Documentary »

James Redford is survived by his wife, Kyle Redford; their two children, Dylan and Lena Redford; her sisters, Amy Redford and Shauna Redford Schlosser; and his parents, Robert Redford and Lola Van Wagenen

James Redford, Robert Redford, Liver Cancer, The Redford Center, Kyle Redford

World News – CA – Documentary filmmaker James Redford and son of Robert Redford dies in 58 years old


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