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Robert Altman (I) (1925–2006)


Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the ... See full bio »

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 2004 Tanner on Tanner (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Awful Truth (2004)
- Boston or Bust (2004)
 1997 Gun (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993-1997 Great Performances (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Black and Blue (1993)
 1988 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (TV Movie)
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
 1985 The Laundromat (TV Movie)
 1982 Precious Blood (TV Movie)
 1982 Rattlesnake in a Cooler (TV Movie)
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (1977) ... (segment "Sissy's Roles")
 1968 Premiere (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Walk in the Sky (1968)
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963-1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Hunt (1963) ... (uncredited)
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1962-1963 Combat! (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Survival (1963)
- Off Limits (1963)
- The Volunteer (1963)
- The Prisoner (1962)
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1962)
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Sound of Murder (1962)
- Death of a Dream (1962)
- In Close Pursuit (1962)
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961-1962 Bus Stop (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- County General (1962)
- Summer Lightning (1962)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960-1961 Bonanza (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Sam Hill (1961)
- The Dream Riders (1961)
- The Secret (1961)
- The Rival (1961)
 1960-1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Royal Tour (1961)
- Two a Day (1961)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Murder Bond (1961)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Lawman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Robbery (1961)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Bronco (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Mustangers (1960)
 1959-1960 Troubleshooters (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- The Carnival (1960)
- Fire in the Hole (1960)
- Senorita (1960)
 1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (1 episode)
- It's Magic (1960)
 1959-1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Highbinder (1960)
 1959-1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Backfire (1960)
- Death and Taxes (1960)
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958-1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- Time Limit (1959)
- Sitting Duck (1959)
- The Black Maria (1959)
- Two of a Kind (1959)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Together (1958)
- The Young One (1957)
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 The Pulse of the City (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Other Works:

Directed industrial documentaries for Harvesters, Caterpillar Tractors, Gulf Oil. A spot for Catholic Bishop's Fund See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 20 Interviews | 36 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert B. Altman

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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The actors have to know the play because they have to memorize the words. The technicians have to know the play because they have to organize the sound and light cues. But I want to keep myself as virginal as I can. I say, "Tell me what this play is about." I'll find out as I do it and I'm really looking forward to seeing it. I don't advise young directors that this is what they should do. This ... See more »

Trivia:

Helped Shelley Duvall and Gary Chason begin their careers by giving them jobs on Brewster McCloud (1970). See more »

Trademark:

His movies often contain overlapping dialogue, where several characters speak at once. See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Pisces

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