Filmmaker Bud Greenspan dies at 84

Updated: December 26, 2010, 9:08 PM ET
Associated Press

Oh, to catch Bud Greenspan's eye and then turn up in one of his Olympic documentaries. For many athletes, from the famous to the obscure, the honor ranked just behind winning a medal.

The filmmaker, whose riveting tales soared as triumphantly as the men and women he chronicled for more than six decades, died Saturday at his home in New York City of complications from Parkinson's disease, companion Nancy Beffa said. He was 84.

"Bud was a storyteller first and foremost. He never lost ...

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