London (ANI): Irvin Kershner, who directed the Star Wars
sequel The Empire Strikes Back and James Bond
film Never Say Never Again, died at his home in Los
Angeles. He was 87. His goddaughter Adriana Santini said Kershner
died after a long illness, reports the BBC.
Born in Philadelphia in 1923, the director trained as a musician
before making documentaries and features. Kershner directed a
number of noted features, including A Fine Madness with
Sean Connery, Up the Sandbox with Barbra Streisand,
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) with Richard
Harris, and The Eyes of Laura Mars with Faye Dunaway.
His other credits included 'Never Say Never Again" (1983) with
Connery and 'Robocop 2". Yet he remains best known for 'The Empire
Strikes Back", considered by many to be the best film in the 'Star