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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' actress Marilyn Burns dies

HOUSTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Actress Marilyn Burns, best known for her role as Sally in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," dies at 64.
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'Life of Pi' to open New York Film Fest

'Life of Pi' to open New York Film Fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's big-screen adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel "Life of Pi" is to open the New York Film Festival next month, organizers said Monday.

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Robert Altman documentary in the works

Robert Altman documentary in the works

CANNES, France, May 17 (UPI) -- Ron Mann is to direct and produce a feature-length documentary about late American filmmaker Robert Altman, Sphinx Productions announced.

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AMC orders reality show 'JJK Security'

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- AMC says it has green-lit "JJK Security," a reality series about a small, family-owned private security company in rural Georgia.
Lynda Carter confesses to alcoholism

Lynda Carter confesses to alcoholism

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lynda Carter of "Wonder Woman" fame has publicly admitted she is an alcoholic.

'I'm Not There' director honors Ledger

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Todd Haynes paid tribute to Heath Ledger, the late star of his film "I'm Not There," at the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.

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'I'm Not There' to get Altman Award

'I'm Not There' to get Altman Award

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Patricia Clarkson and Dennis Quaid are to present a prize to the team behind the film "I'm Not There" at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
Anderson dedicates new film to Altman

Anderson dedicates new film to Altman

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. director Paul Thomas Anderson said he dedicated his new movie to Robert Altman because the late filmmaker was a friend and one of his biggest influences.

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Robert Altman
Actress Linda Carter married attorney Robert Altman on January 29, 1984 in a private ceremony attended by 250 guests. Wedding vows were recited at an undisclosed location in Hollywood attended by several celebrities. Miss Carter is 32 and Altman is 36. (UPI Photo/Glenn Wagnner/Files)
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Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award.

His films MASH, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Altman was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Helen (née Matthews), a Mayflower descendant from Nebraska, and Bernard Clement Altman, a wealthy insurance salesman and amateur gambler who came from an upper-class family. Altman's ancestry was German, English and Irish; his paternal grandfather, Frank Altman, Sr., changed the family name from "Altmann" to "Altman". Although he would not go on to practice Catholicism in later life, Altman had a strong Catholic upbringing. He was educated at Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit school in Kansas City, prior to joining the Army at the age of 18; over the course of World War II, Altman flew over 50 bombing missions in Borneo and the Dutch East Indies. Upon his discharge in 1946, Altman moved to California and worked in publicity for a company that had invented a tattooing machine designed for the identification of dogs. He entered filmmaking only as a whim, selling to RKO the script for the 1948 picture Bodyguard, which he co-wrote with George W. George. Altman's immediate success encouraged him to move to New York City, where he attempted to forge a career as a writer; he enjoyed little luck, however, and in 1949 he returned to Kansas City, accepting a job as a director and writer of industrial films for the Calvin Company. Here he had his first experiences working with film technology, as well as with actors.

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