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Daniel Anker, Oscar-nominated director; at 50

ANCHORAGE — An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver life-saving serum has died.

Daniel Anker died Monday at age 50 of pneumonia, a complication of his lymphoma.

‘‘Icebound,’’ details the run to Nome after a deadly diphtheria outbreak. The film opened the Anchorage International Film Festival in December.

Mr. Anker was nominated for an Academy Award in 2001 for another documentary, ‘‘Scottsboro: An American Tragedy.’’