Sunday, January 13, 2008

"Dusty" Cohl, Founder Of Toronto International Film Festival, Dies


Murray 'Dusty' Cohl died Friday in hospital from cancer. He was 78.

Cohl was known in film circles for his trademark black cowboy hat, premium cigars, salt-and-pepper beard and Cheshire-cat grin.

Bill Marshall, one of TIFF's founders, said that there wouldn't have been a festival without him.

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