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Mel Stuart (1928–2012)

Mel Stuart was born on September 2, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Stewart Solomon. He was a producer and director, known for The Making of the President 1960 (1963), Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000) and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He was married to Roberta Frances Silberman and Harriet Rosalind Dolin. He ... See full bio »

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 2010 The Mystery of Sleep (Documentary) (producer)
 2009 Acting Normal (Documentary short) (producer)
 2005 The Hobart Shakespeareans (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2004 Louise Glück: The Poet's View (Video documentary) (producer)
 2003 John Ashbery: The Poet's View (Video documentary) (producer)
 2003 W. S. Merwin: The Poet's View (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2003 Call of the Wild: Sex in the Animal Kingdom (Video documentary) (producer)
 2002 Still Perfect: 20 Unforgettable Photographs (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2001 Anthony Hecht: The Poet's View (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2001 BBC: A Window on the World (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2001 Seeing Stars... with Hy Gardner (TV Movie) (producer)
 2000 Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (Documentary) (producer)
 1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: In Search of (TV Special documentary) (co-executive producer)
 1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: Against the Grain (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Wilder Shores of Love (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 1997-1998 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998) ... (producer)
- Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde (1997) ... (producer)
 1991 Best of the Worst (TV Series) (producer)
 1989 Unclaimed Fortunes (TV Movie) (producer)
 1988 With Peter Beard in Africa: Last Word from Paradise (Documentary) (producer)
 1987 Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
  Ripley's Believe It or Not! (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes, 1982 - 1985) (producer - 4 episodes, 1982 - 1984)
- Episode #23 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.21 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.12 (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.1 (1983) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
 1981 Bill (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 The Future: What's Next? (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1981) ... (producer)
 1976 Life Goes to the Movies (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1975 Up from the Ape (Documentary) (producer)
 1974 Flight: The Sky's the Limit (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1974 Birds Do It, Bees Do It (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary) (producer - produced by)
 1972 Here Comes Tomorrow: The Fear Fighters (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1969 Making of the President 1968 (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1968 Sophia: A Self-Portrait (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1968 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1967 A Nation of Immigrants (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1967 China: Roots of Madness (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 The Making of a President: 1964 (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 The Thin Blue Line (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer) / (series producer)
 1966 Wall Street: Where the Money Is (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 Revolution in the 3 R'S (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer) / (series producer)
 1965 Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 1965 In Search of Man (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1965 Pro Football: Mayhem on a Sunday Afternoon (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1965 The Teenage Revolution (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1965 Prelude to War: Beginning of World War II (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1965 The Bold Men (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1965 The Way Out Men (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1965 Revolution in Our Time (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1964 Four Days in November (Documentary) (producer)
 1964 Krebiozen and Cancer: Thirteen Years of Bitter Conflict (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1964 Hollywood and the Stars (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Natalie Wood: Hollywood's Child (1964) ... (producer)
  Story Of... (TV Series documentary) (series producer - 5 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (executive producer - 4 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (producer - 1 episode, 1962)
- Story of a Press Agent (1963) ... (executive producer) / (series producer)
- Story of a Harness Driver (1963) ... (executive producer) / (series producer)
- The Story of a Test Pilot - Herman "Fish" Salmon (1962) ... (series producer)
- The Story of a Writer (1962) ... (producer)
- Story of an Artist (1962) ... (executive producer) / (series producer)
 1963 Story of a Rodeo Cowboy (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 The Making of the President 1960 (Documentary) (producer)
 1963 Biography of a Rookie: The Willie Davis Story (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1963 Hollywood: The Great Stars (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1962 Hollywood: The Fabulous Era (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1962 D-Day June 6, 1944 (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1961 The Rafer Johnson Story (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
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[on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)] I'm not talking down to children and giving them squirrels with funny faces and all that stuff.


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