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Mel Stuart
Birth: Sep. 2, 1928
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 2012
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Motion Picture Director, Producer, Screenwriter. He will perhaps be best remembered for directing the original film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", retitled "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971). Born Stuart Solomon, his father was the proprietor of a hat store, his initial aspiration was to become a composer and while attending New York University, he switched to studying Film. Stuart began in the business in 1954, when he landed a position with a company which produced TV commercials and this would lead to a job as researcher with Walter Cronkite for his impressionable program "The 20th Century". What followed was a string of masterfully produced documentaries by Stuart including the indelible "Four Days in November" (1964) which recounted the immediate aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination. For his effort, he received an Academy Award nomination. He received an Emmy Award for the TV documentary "The Making of the President" (1963) and marked his feature film debut with "If its Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" (1969). Further credits include "I Love My Wife" (1970) and "White Lions" (1981). He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
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Record added: Aug 10, 2012
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