Categories People R.I.P. Post author By Dan Post date July 8, 2002 He Was 72 John Frankenheimer, director of such Hollywood classics as “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Birdman of Alcatraz,” died Saturday. ← They’re back! Yes they are back! They are ba- ah- ah- aak! Ba- ah- ah- aak! Yeah, back in black, they’re back in black! → Since he is sort of both, is he taking the side of African American or Caucasian performers?