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American Director Marlon Riggs was born Marlon Troy Riggs on 3rd February, 1957 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA and passed away on 5th Apr 1994 Oakland, California, United States aged 37. He is most remembered for Tongues Untied (1989), Ethnic Notions (1987), Black Is... Black Ain't (1994). His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
|Full Name at Birth||
Marlon Troy Riggs
Marlon T. Riggs
37 (age at death) years
3rd February, 1957
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
5th April, 1994
|Place of Death||
Oakland, California, United States
|Cause of Death||
AIDS (-related complications)
Filmmaker, educator, poet, and gay rights activist
|Claim to Fame||
Tongues Untied (1989), Ethnic Notions (1987), Black Is... Black Ain't (1994)
Marlon Troy Riggs (February 3, 1957 – April 5, 1994) was a gay African-American filmmaker, educator, poet, and gay rights activist. He produced, wrote, and directed several television documentaries, including Ethnic Notions, Tongues Untied, Color Adjustment, and Black is... Black Ain't. Riggs' aesthetically innovative and socially provocative films examine past and present representations of race and sexuality in America. The Marlon Riggs Collection is now housed at Stanford University Libraries.