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Frank Zappa Filmmaker Interviewed Widow Before Her Death

03/25/2016
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(Prog) Actor Alex Winter, the man behind the upcoming Frank Zappa film says he is grateful that he got "amazing" interview footage with the music icon's wife before her death.

Winter has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund Who The F*@% Is Frank Zappa for which he has been given full access to the Zappa family vaults.

But he says he wouldn't have been able to carry out the project without speaking to Zappa's widow Gail, who died in October of last year. The Lost Boys and Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure actor Winter tells Billboard: "Gail Zappa - Frank's wife and the formidable front end of the Zappa Family Trust - was especially supportive.

"She told me that she had refused a lot of people who approached her about his story in the past, asking for access to the family and Frank's personal archive and unreleased material.

"But even though Gail gave me her blessing, she also knew her time was limited. Tragically, Gail had already been diagnosed with terminal cancer. So, once she decided to let me make this film, I started filming interviews with her right away." Read more here.

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