Martin Bell (director)

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Martin Bell
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Bell with wife Mary Ellen Mark at the 2011 Look 3 photography conference
Born (1943-01-16) January 16, 1943 (age 77)
Nationality American
Occupation Film director
Years active1971-present
Spouse(s) Mary Ellen Mark

Martin Bell (born January 16, 1943) is an American film director best known for films such as Streetwise [1] and American Heart . [2]

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  1. "Streetwise". The New York Times . 1985.
  2. "American Heart". The New York Times . 1993.