Acclaimed director John Singleton has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
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The 51-year-old made history after becoming the youngest and first black filmmaker to receive a best director nomination at age 24.
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Singleton received his Oscar nomination for 1991's inner-city drama, Boyz n the Hood...
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The film arrived at a time when crime rates in South Central Los Angeles had gotten out of hand.
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It also gave rise to Ice Cube's acting career.
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Singleton's stroke has been characterized by doctors as "mild."
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Aside from Boyz N' the Hood, Singleton is also responsible for Poetic Justice and more recently, the TV series Snowfall.
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