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Robert Redford

Redford at the premiere of the documentary film The New Heroes, June 20, 2005
Born Charles Robert Redford, Jr.
August 18, 1936 (1936-08-18) (age 71)
Santa Monica, California
Spouse(s) Lola van Wagenen (1958-1985)

Robert Redford (born August 18, 1936)[1] is an Academy Award-winning American motion picture director, actor, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist and philanthropist. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (453x638, 106 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Robert Redford Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... This article is about the film. ... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... Downhill Racer was a 1969 film directed by American director Michael Ritchie on his film debut. ... Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is a movie released in 1969 written and directed by the once black-listed Abraham Polonsky. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 film with Ruth Gordon based upon a novel by Gavin Lambert. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... This article is about the film. ... The Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures has been given annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globe Award ceremonies in Hollywood, California. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The Screen Actors Guilds National Honors and Tributes Committee bestows an annual Life Achievement Award for outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ...

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Early life

Redford was born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. in Santa Monica, California, the son of Martha W. (née Hart) and Charles Robert Redford, Sr., a milkman-turned-accountant from Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[2][3][4] He has a half-brother, William, from his father's re-marriage. Redford is of English and Scots-Irish ancestry.[5][6][7] For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Née redirects here. ... Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... Ulster-Scots is a term mainly used in Ireland and Britain (Scotch-Irish or Scots-Irishis commonly used in North America) primarily to refer to Presbyterian Scots, or their descendents, who migrated from the Scottish Lowlands to Ulster (the northern province of Ireland), largely across the 17th century. ...


He graduated from Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California in 1954 and received a baseball scholarship to the University of Colorado, where he was a pitcher. He lost the scholarship due to excessive drinking, possibly fueled by the death of his mother, which occurred when Redford was 18. Before leaving CU, Redford joined the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He later studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took classes in theatrical set design at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Van Nuys High School Van Nuys High School (VNHS) established in 1914, is a high school in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles, California, belonging to the Los Angeles Unified School District: District 2. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the sport. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 234 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as in Utica, New York. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... The Colony Club location in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Career

Television days

Redford's career, like that of almost all major stars who emerged in the 1950s, began in New York, where an actor could find work both on television and on stage. Starting in 1959, he appeared as a guest star on numerous programs, including The Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Route 66, Dr. Kildare, Playhouse 90, Tate and The Twilight Zone, among others. He earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont (ABC, 1962). Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The Untouchables is the name of a television series that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the American Broadcasting Company. ... Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Route 66 was an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America. ... Dr. James Kildare was a fictional character, the primary character in a series of American theatrical films in the late 1930s and early 1940s, an early 1950s radio series, a 1960s television series of the same name and a comic book based on the TV show. ... Playhouse 90 is the name of a 90-minute long dramatic television series that ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961. ... “Nothing in the Dark” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Work on stage

Redford's Broadway debut was in a small role in Tall Story (1959), followed by parts in The Highest Tree (1959) and Sunday in New York (1961). His biggest Broadway success was as the stuffy newlywed husband of Elizabeth Ashley in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (1963). For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Elizabeth Ashley is an American actress who first came to prominence in the Broadway play Take Her, Shes Mine, which earned her a Tony award as Best Featured Actress in a Play. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... Barefoot in the Park is a 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ...


Silver screen

While still largely an unknown, Redford made his screen debut in War Hunt (1962), co-starring with John Saxon in a film set during the last days of the Korean War. This film also marked the debuts of Sydney Pollack and Tom Skerritt. After his Broadway success, he was cast in larger feature roles in movies. He played a bisexual movie star who marries starlet Natalie Wood in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) and rejoined her for Pollack's This Property Is Condemned (1966)—again as her lover. The same year saw his first teaming with Jane Fonda, in Arthur Penn's The Chase. Fonda and Redford were paired again in the big screen version of Barefoot in the Park (1967), and were again co-stars in Pollack's The Electric Horseman (1979). War Hunt is a 1962 film starring John Saxon, Charles Aidman, and Robert Redford. ... There have been at least two prominent Americans in the 20th century named John Saxon: John Saxon (actor) (b. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Thomas Alderton Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an Emmy Award-Winning American actor who has appeared in over 40 films and more than 200 television episodes (half Picket Fences). ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was a three time Academy Award nominated American film actress. ... Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 film with Ruth Gordon based upon a novel by Gavin Lambert. ... This 1966 love story starred Robert Redford and Natalie Wood in a Tennessee Williams tale. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Arthur Penn (born September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a film director of thoughtful films that dont always find an audience. ... The Chase may refer to: In film: The Chase (1946 film), a 1946 movie The Chase (1966 film), a 1966 American drama film directed by Arthur Penn The Chase (1994 film), a 1994 movie starring Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson In music: The Chase (Garth Brooks album), the fourth studio... Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 film based on the 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... The Electric Horseman is a 1979 romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. ...


Redford became concerned about his blond male starlet image and turned down roles in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate. Redford found the property he was looking for in George Roy Hill's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, scripted by William Goldman, in which he was paired for the first time with Paul Newman (1969). The film made him a bankable star and cemented his screen image as an intelligent, reliable, sometimes sardonic good guy, and Redford became one of the most popular stars of the 1970s. Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 film adaptation of the play of the same name by Edward Albee. ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... George Roy Hill (December 20, 1921 – December 27, 2002) was an Academy Award winning American film director. ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ...


Redford suffered through a few films that did not achieve box office success during this time, including Downhill Racer (1969), Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969), Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970), and The Hot Rock (1972). But his overall career was flourishing, with the critical and box office hit, Jeremiah Johnson (1972), the political satire The Candidate (1972), The Way We Were (1973) and The Sting (1973), for which he was nominated for an Oscar. The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... Downhill Racer was a 1969 film directed by American director Michael Ritchie on his film debut. ... Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is a movie released in 1969 written and directed by the once black-listed Abraham Polonsky. ... Little Fauss and Big Halsy is a 1970 film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Robert Redford and Michael J. Pollard,featuring Lauren Hutton,Noah Beery Jr and Lucille Benson in support. ... A sly comic caper directed by Peter Yates, The Hot Rock stars Robert Redford, George Segal, and Moses Gunn. ... Jeremiah Johnson (1972) is a film about Jeremiah Johnson, a disenchanted ex-soldier entering the realm of the mountain men, infamous for eating the livers of Crow warriors. ... The Candidate is an American film released in 1972, starring Robert Redford. ... The Way We Were is a 1973 film which tells the story of an intense Jewish woman who marries a carefree WASP following World War II. Fundamental differences in the way they engage the world – as revealed in their responses to the rise of McCarthyism – eventually pull them apart. ... This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ...


During the years 1974-76, exhibitors voted Redford Hollywood's top box office name. His hits included The Great Gatsby (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) and Three Days of the Condor (1975). The popular and acclaimed All the President's Men (1976), directed by Alan J. Pakula and scripted once again by Goldman, was a landmark film for Redford. Not only was he the executive producer and co-star, but the film's serious subject matter, the Watergate scandal, also reflected the actor's offscreen concerns for political causes. The Great Gatsby is a 1974 film made by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. ... The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) tells the story of a biplane pilot (Robert Redford) who missed out on the glory of combat in World War I after being assigned as a flight instructor instead. ... Three Days of the Condor is a United States motion picture made in 1975. ... This article is about the 1976 film. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Watergate redirects here. ...


He also starred in the baseball film The Natural (1984). Many sports viewers mark it as one of the best baseball films to date. For the book upon which this film is based, see The Natural. ...


Redford has continued his involvement in mainstream Hollywood movies, though projects became fewer and farther between. He appeared as a disgraced Army general sent to prison in the political thriller, The Last Castle (2001), directed by fellow political junkie Rod Lurie. Redford, a leading environmental activist, narrated the IMAX documentary Sacred Planet (2001), a sweeping journey across the globe to some of its most exotic and endangered places. In The Clearing (2004), a thriller co-starring Helen Mirren, Redford was a successful businessman whose kidnapping unearths the secrets and inadequacies that led to his achieving the American Dream. Redford stepped back into producing with The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), a coming-of-age road film about a young medical student, Ernesto Guevera—who later became revolutionary Che Guevera—and his friend Alberto Granado. Five years in the making, Redford was credited by director Walter Salles for being instrumental in getting the film made and released. Back in front of the camera, Redford received good notices for his turn in director Lasse Hallstrom's An Unfinished Life (2005) as a cantankerous rancher who is forced to take in his estranged daughter-in-law (Jennifer Lopez)—whom he blames for his son's death—and the granddaughter he never knew he had when they flee an abusive relationship. Despite solid acting, the film, which sat on the shelf for many months while its distributor Miramax was restructured, was generally dismissed as clichéd and overly sentimental. Meanwhile, Redford returned to familiar territory when he signed on to direct and star in an update of The Candidate. The Last Castle is a 2001 movie starring Robert Redford and James Gandolfini. ... Promotional poster for The Clearing The Clearing is a 2004 drama / thriller film, and is a directorial debut by Pieter Jan Brugge, an Academy Award nominated producer. ... The Motorcycle Diaries (Spanish: Diarios de motocicleta) is a 2004 biographical film about the young man who would later become internationally known as Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. ... An Unfinished Life is a 2005 film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström. ... The Candidate is an American film released in 1972, starring Robert Redford. ...


Behind the camera

Redford had long harbored ambitions to work on both sides of the lens. As early as 1969, Redford had served as the executive producer for Downhill Racer. As he entered middle age, Redford possessed the stature to start directing. His first outing as director was in 1980's Ordinary People, a drama about the slow disintegration of an upper-middle class family, for which he won the Academy Award. Redford was credited with obtaining the powerful dramatic performance out of Mary Tyler Moore, as well as superb work from Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton. Middle age is the period of life beyond young adulthood but before the onset of old age. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... This article is about the film. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Middle Class. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the actress. ... For other persons named Donald Sutherland, see Donald Sutherland (disambiguation). ... Image:Timhut. ...


Redford did not direct again until The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), a well-crafted though not commercially successful screen version of John Nichols' acclaimed novel of the Southwest. The Milagro Beanfield War is the story of the people of Milagro,New Mexico (a real place off I-40 near Alburqueque)overcoming big multi-million dollar developers who set about to ruin their community and force them out because of tax increases. Other directorial projects have included the period family drama A River Runs Through It (1992), based on Norman Maclean's novella, and the exposé Quiz Show (1994), about the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s. Working from a screenplay by Paul Attanasio with noted cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and a strong cast that featured John Turturro, Rob Morrow, and Ralph Fiennes. Redford handpicked Morrow for his part in the film (Morrow's only high profile feature film role to date), because he liked his work on Northern Exposure. Redford also directed Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000). The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American film drama based on the John Nichols novel of the same name. ... John Nichols is the author of the New Mexico trilogy, a series about the complex relationship between history, race and ethnicity, and land and water rights in the fictional Chamisa County, New Mexico. ... The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American film drama based on the John Nichols novel of the same name. ... A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. ... Norman Fitzroy Maclean (23 December 1902 in Clarinda, Iowa — 2 August 1990 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American author and scholar most noted for his books A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (1976) and Young Men and Fire (1992). ... Quiz Show is a 1994 film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s. ... Paul Attanasio is an American screenwriter and producer of film and television, who is currently an executive producer on the television series House. ... Michael Ballhaus (born 5 August 1935, Eichelsdorf, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany) is a German cinematographer and director of photography. ... John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Men of Respect (1991), Quiz Show (1994), Monday Night Mayhem (1999), Secret Window (2004), The... Rob Morrow Rob Morrow (born September 21, 1962 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American actor currently starring in the television program Numb3rs. ... Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962) is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated British actor. ... This article is about the TV series; there is also a mix album of the same name. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 1995 book by Steven Pressfield (ISBN 0-380-81744-6), transporting the story of the Bhagavad Gita to the world of Georgia in 1931. ...


Besides his directing and producing duties, Redford continued acting. He played opposite Meryl Streep in Sydney Pollack's Oscar-winning Out of Africa, Michelle Pfeiffer in the newsroom romance Up Close & Personal, and Kristin Scott Thomas in The Horse Whisperer, which he also directed. Redford also continued work in films with political undertones, such as Havana (1990), Sneakers (1992), Spy Game (2001), and Lions for Lambs (2007). Mary Louise Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award, Cannes Best Actress, Berlin Best Actress winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... In 1985, the film Out of Africa was released, based loosely on the autobiographical book by Isak Dinesen published in 1937, as well as Dinesens Shadows on the Grass and other sources. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Up Close & Personal is a 1996 American motion picture drama/romance that was inspired by the story of Jessica Savitch who, in the 1970s, became the First Woman Anchor on American television. ... Kristin Scott Thomas OBE (born 24 May 1960) is an Academy Award-nominated English actress. ... The Horse Whisperer (1998) is a movie directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel by Nicholas Evans. ... Havana is an independent 1990 drama starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin, and Raul Julia, directed by Sydney Pollack and with music by Dave Grusin. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article is about the movie. ... Lions for Lambs is a new drama film scheduled to be released in 2007 starring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. ...


Honors

In 1995, Redford received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bard College. In December of 2005, he received honors at the Kennedy Center for his contributions to American culture. The Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts: whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television. Currently, he is the narrator for the Cosmic Collision movie at the Denver Nature and Science Plantetarium. He was voted Playboy's number 1 model of the century. For other meanings of the word Bard, see Bard (disambiguation). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Filmography

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Sundance

With the financial proceeds of his acting success, starting with his salaries from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Downhill Racer, Redford bought a modest ski area on the east side of Mount Timpanogos northeast of Provo, Utah called "Timp Haven," which was renamed "Sundance" (over his initial objections). Redford's wife Lola was from Utah and they had built a home in the area in 1963. Portions of the movie Jeremiah Johnson (1972), a film which is both one of Redford's favorites and one that has heavily influenced him, were shot near the ski area. He founded the Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute, Sundance Cinemas, Sundance Catalog, and the Sundance Channel, all in and around Park City, Utah, 30 miles (48 km) north of the Sundance ski area. The Sundance Film Festival caters to independent filmmakers in the United States and has received recognition from the industry as a place to open films. The name Sundance comes from his character, the Sundance Kid. In addition, Redford owns a celebrated restaurant called Zoom, located on Main Street in the former mining town of Park City. A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... Mount Timpanogos is the second highest mountain in Utahs Wasatch Range (second to Mount Nebo). ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the North American Indian ceremony, see Sun Dance sundance channel is an independent film network in the United States owned by Viacom, Robert Redford, and NBC Universal. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Jeremiah Johnson (1972) is a film about Jeremiah Johnson, a disenchanted ex-soldier entering the realm of the mountain men, infamous for eating the livers of Crow warriors. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... The Sundance Institute is a center started by actor Robert Redford in 1981. ... Sundance Cinemas is a movie theatre owned by Robert Redfords Sundance Group. ... Sundance Channel logo used from 1996 to 2002. ... The Silver King mine was once the worlds richest. ... Harry Longabaugh (1867-?), also known as the Sundance Kid, was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidys Wild Bunch, in the Wild West. ... The Silver King mine was once the worlds richest. ...


Independent films

Since founding the nonprofit Sundance Institute in Park City, Utah, in 1981, Redford has been deeply involved with independent film. Through its various workshop programs and popular film festival, Sundance has provided much-needed support for independent filmmakers. In 1995, Redford signed a deal with Showtime to start a 24-hour cable TV channel devoted to airing independent films—the Sundance Channel premiered on February 29, 1996. The Sundance Institute is a center started by actor Robert Redford in 1981. ... The Silver King mine was once the worlds richest. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the studio system. ...


Personal life

On September 12, 1958, Redford married Lola Van Wagenen. They divorced in 1985. During their marriage, the couple had four children; Scott (1959-1959), who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Shauna Redford (b. 1960), David James Redford (b. 1962), and Amy Redford (b. 1970). In the years following his divorce, Redford's romantic interests have included actress Sonia Braga and costume designer Kathy O'Rear. Since 1996, his companion has been German painter Sibylle Szaggars. Redford has four grandchildren. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a syndrome marked by the symptoms of sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant aged one month to one year. ... Sônia Braga (born 1950) is a Brazilian actress. ... Yarkand ladies summer fashions. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ...


His daughter Amy is set to direct her first feature film, an independent drama entitled The Guitar.[8] His other daughter, Shauna, married Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser (born August 17, 1959) on October 5, 1985 in Provo, Utah. The couple has two children. A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... For the film, see Fast Food Nation (film). ... Eric Schlosser (born 1959) is an American journalist and author. ...


Went to high school with Natalie Wood. Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was a three time Academy Award nominated American film actress. ...


Redford is a descendant of the Delano family. He currently resides in Sundance, Utah. The Delano family in America was founded by Philippe Delano (de Lannoy), a 19-year-old Pilgrim of probable Flemish descent, who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts on November 9, 1621 on the ship Fortune. ...


Political activity

Redford is politically liberal, and has supported environmentalism and Native American rights. Most of his federal political contributions have been to Democrats (61.0%) or special interest groups (34.6%), such as the Political Action Committee of the Directors Guild of America.[9] However Redford has on occasion also supported Republicans, including Brent Cornell Morris in his unsuccessful 1990 race for Utah's 3rd congressional district seat.[9][10] Gary R. Herbert, another Republican and a personal friend of Redford's, has had Redford's support, including in his successful campaign to be elected Utah's Lieutenant Governor. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about political advocates. ... The Political Action Committee of the Directors Guild of America (or DGA-PAC) is a United States based political action committee of the Directors Guild of America. ... GOP redirects here. ... Map Utah District 3 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that currently serves central and west central Utah, including nearly all of Utah County and the west side of Salt Lake County. ... Gary Richard Herbert is the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Utah and also serves as Utahs Secretary of State. ... List of Utah Lieutenant Governors since the office was created Please Note: The Office of the Lieutenant Governor in Utah was created in 1976. ...


References

  1. ^ Ancestry.com. California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
  2. ^ Robert Redford Biography (1937-)
  3. ^ Robert Redford: An American idol - Times Online
  4. ^ The Sundance Kid
  5. ^ RootsWeb
  6. ^ Sponsored Archives: A Robert Redford Retropsective
  7. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society
  8. ^ Cinema Fusion, Retrieved on January 17, 2007
  9. ^ a b Robert Redford's Federal campaign contributions @ Newsmeat.com
  10. ^ Brent Morris - at OurCampaigns.com

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Preceded by
Robert Benton
for Kramer vs. Kramer
Academy Award for Best Director
1980
for Ordinary People
Succeeded by
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NAME Redford, Robert
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Redford, Charles Robert, Jr.
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor, director, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist, philanthropist
DATE OF BIRTH August 18, 1936
PLACE OF BIRTH Santa Monica, California, United States
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In the Canadian newspaper, the National Post, Robert Redford was reported to have vowed to move to Ireland if Mr.
We propose that we put Robert Redford on United flight #500, leaving Salt Lake City at 10:58am on Monday, December 6th.
From there Robert will travel to beautiful Chicago, IL were he will switch airlines and continue his trip on Aer Lingus, Flight 124 and will arrive in Dublin on Friday, December 7th at 7:30am local time.
Robert Redford (207 words)
Robert Redford stars in this inspiring fable that begins when 14-year-old Hobbs (Redford) fashions a powerful bat from a fallen oak tree.
Paul Newman and Robert Redford reflect on the film that re-awakened interest in two storied figures of the Old West.
Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) is a gallant British hunter, lonely, but unable to commit.
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