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'Midnight Cowboy' Director John Schlesinger Dies

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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Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.