10/8/1926 - 8/25/2014
Movie Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of William Greaves
NEW YORK (AP) — William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died at age 87.
Greaves died Monday at his Manhattan home after a prolonged illness, according to his granddaughter, Liani Greaves.
A minister's son born in New York City, Greaves had a diverse background that included drawing, acting,...