Obie Benz


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Birth Name: Obie Benz
Born: 11/03/1949

Heir to a baking fortune (his grandfather allegedly invented white bread), Benz was associated with a variety of socially conscious organizations including the MUSE Foundation (producer of the "No Nukes" documentary/concert feature) before turning to writing and directing. He made the Ed Asner-narrated "Americas In Transition" (1981; 30 mins), about US involvemnt in Latin America, and debuted as a feature director with "Heavy Petting" (1988), which used interviews and 1950s film clips to take a light-hearted look at the sexual mores of that decade.

Popular Movies and Television:
1989-09-22 Heavy Petting
1994 History of Rock 'n' Roll