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Hal Tulchin

  • Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Birthday: December 23
Date of passing: 
August 29, 2017

Hal Tulchin was a director and producer best known for his work filming the 1969 film Black Woodstock, a documentary about a music festival that took place in Harlem and featured performances by Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, the 5th Dimension, B. B. King, Sly & the Family Stone, Herbie Mann and Gladys Knight & the Pips. The festival became known as “the Black Woodstock,” as it partly overlapped in time with Woodstock.

Tulchin also directed episodes of Across the Board, as well as the television specials Nina Simone – The Sound of Soul and The Wayne Newton Special.

Additionally, Tulchin directed the 2015 Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, about the life of singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Hal Tulchin was a director and producer best known for his work filming the 1969 film Black Woodstock, a documentary about a music festival that took place in Harlem and featured performances by Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, the 5th Dimension, B. B. King, Sly & the Family Stone, Herbie Mann and Gladys Knight & the Pips. The festival became known as “the Black Woodstock,” as it partly overlapped in time with Woodstock.

Tulchin also directed episodes of Across the Board, as well as the television specials Nina Simone – The Sound of Soul and The Wayne Newton Special.

Additionally, Tulchin directed the 2015 Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, about the life of singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Tulchin studied acting and directing at the Dramatic Workshop in Manhattan, and later got a job in advertising, directing live TV commercials for The $64,000 Question, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse and the Timex All-Star Jazz Show.

Tulchin died August 29, 2017, in Bronxville, New York. He was 90.

 

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