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Robert Stevenson (Director)
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Filmmaker
    (March 31, 1905-April 30, 1986)
    Born in Buxton, England, United Kingdom
    Directed the films ‘Falling for You’ (1933), ‘Tudor Rose’ (1935), ‘King Solomon’s Mines’ (1937), ‘Return to Yesterday’ (1940), ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’ (1940), ‘Joan of Paris’ (1942), ‘Jane Eyre’ (1944), ‘Dishonored Lady’ (1947), ‘I Married a Communist’ (1949), ‘The Las Vegas Story’ (1952), ‘Johnny Tremain’ (1957), ‘Old Yeller’ (1957), ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’ (1959), ‘Kidnapped’ (1960), ‘The Absent-Minded Professor’ (1961), ‘In Search of the Castaways’ (1962), ‘Son of Flubber’ (1963), ‘Mary Poppins’ (1964), ‘That Darn Cat!’ (1965), ‘The Love Bug’ (1968), ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ (1971), ‘Herbie Rides Again’ (1974), ‘One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing’ (1975) and ‘The Shaggy D.A.’ (1976)
    He was married four times, divorced three times.
    At the start of World War II, he left England for Hollywood to avoid the draft.
    Several commercial failures in the late 40s/early 50s forced him to switch from movies to television for several years.
    He was president of the Cambridge Union, the university’s debating society.
    He produced several documentaries for Frank Capra during World War II, including covering the liberation of Rome.
    He was the most successful live-action director for the Walt Disney Company.
    He said, ‘When I'm directing a picture, what I have in mind is a happy audience, enjoying it in a movie house.’

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