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tourdeforce
04-05-2007, 03:56 AM
Film director Robert Clark, best known for the beloved holiday classic "A Christmas Story," was killed with his son Wednesday in a car wreck, the filmmaker's assistant and police said.

Clark, 67, and son Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were killed in the accident in Pacific Palisades, said Lyne Leavy, Clark's personal assistant.

The two men were in an Infiniti that collided head-on with a GMC Yukon around 2:30 a.m. PST, said Lt. Paul Vernon, a police spokesman. The driver of the other car was under the influence of alcohol and was driving without a license, Vernon said.

The driver, Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24, of Los Angeles, remained hospitalized and will be booked for investigation of gross vehicular manslaughter after being treated, Vernon said. A female passenger in his car also was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and released, police said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070404/ap_on_en_mo/obit_clark

tourdeforce
04-05-2007, 03:57 AM
Directed-

BLACK CHRISTMAS

PORKY'S

A CHRISTMAS STORY

an others.

Mud Dauber
04-05-2007, 03:59 AM
How very sad.

Writer2011
04-05-2007, 04:04 AM
Yes very sad...indeed a dark day for Hollywood.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
04-05-2007, 04:12 AM
I hope they charge the drunk son-of-a-bitch with murder one.

Writer2011
04-05-2007, 04:13 AM
They've charged him with gross vehicular manslaughter, which probably doesn't mean much this day in age... **sigh**

maestrowork
04-05-2007, 04:17 AM
That's just awful.

dclary
04-05-2007, 05:17 AM
Oh.... Fudge!

:(

Pat~
04-05-2007, 06:09 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that. "A Christmas Story" is one of my all-time favorite movies. It's so sad that his son was with him as well.

tourdeforce
04-05-2007, 07:03 AM
And he produced POPCORN.

I just rented that on Netflix.

This is a bummer.