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After a long illness, director Irving Kershner has died at his home at the age of 87, his goddaughter Adriana Santini informed AFP. Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Kershner started his career making documentaries before embarking on his directorial debut with 1958's Stakeout on Dope Street for producer Roger Corman. Kershner went on to direct 1966's A Fine Madness with actor Sean Connery and the 1990 sequel Robocop 2, but he is best known for directing 1980's Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back for writer-producer George Lucas. Lucas took notice of Kershner after he directed the 1978 thriller The Eyes of Laura Mars, which was written by horror director John Carpenter.
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