Robert Stevenson

Robert Stevenson

Birth
Buxton, High Peak Borough, Derbyshire, England
Death 30 Apr 1986 (aged 81)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Grantchester, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot ashes interred in the Garden of Remembrance in Grantchester
Memorial ID 49752042 · View Source
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One of England's best and most successful action directors of the '30s. He was educated at Cambridge University where he became the president of both the Liberal Club and the Cambridge Union Society. His best known movies in those categories, respectively, are Tudor Rose, King Solomon's Mines, 1937 version with Paul Robeson, and Non-Stop New York. As Alfred Hitchcock, he was signed by David O. Selznick in 1939 and went to America, but he never made a movie for Selznick during the 10 years he was under contract. During the same period, he directed "Tom Brown's School Days" featuring Cedric Hardwicke, "Back Street" starring Margaret Sullavan, "Jane Eyre" with Orson Welles, among others. During World War II, Hollywood producer Frank Capra recruited him to co-produce documentaries for the United States War Department, including a film covering the liberation of Rome. He joined the Disney organization in 1957, and became their top filmmaker in live-action films, directing at least a half-dozen Disney classics and another half-dozen confirmed hits over the next 20 years.
English Director, Writer, Producer and Actor. Born in Buxton, Derbyshire, England, UK, married to Actress Anna Lee from 1933 to 1944 and father of the Actress Venetia Stevenson, he began his career in the 1920s as Writer. From the 1930s worked as Director and Producer in several Motion Pictures and TV series. His TV series include over 26 episodes of "Disneyland" (1957-1982). He is best remembered for his films: "Jane Eyre" (1944) with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine, "My Forbidden Past" (1951) with Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner and Melvyn Douglas, "The Las Vegas Story" (1952) with Jane Russell, Victor Mature and Vincent Price, "Mary Poppins" (1964) with June Andrews and Elsa Lanchester, "The Gnome-Mobile" (1967), "The Love Bug" (1968), "The Island at the Top of World" (1974). In 1975 appeared as Actor in "One of Our Dinosaurus Is Missing" himself directed. Robert died in Santa Barbara in 1986 at the age of 81.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 15 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 49752042
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Stevenson (31 Mar 1905–30 Apr 1986), Find a Grave Memorial no. 49752042, citing St Andrew and St Mary Churchyard, Grantchester, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .