A memorial for legendary late director Robert Altman was held at the Majestic Theatre in New York on February 20th.
Altman, who died at the age of 81 of cancer-related causes on November 20th, was a five-time Oscar-nominee for directing Gosford Park, Short Cuts, The Player, Nashville, and MASH. He made his feature film debut in 1957 with The Delinquents; his last film was A Prairie Home Companion, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, among others. Last year, he received an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.
Altman was acclaimed for films interweaving diverse characters and stories. His many other film credits included The Company, Cookie's Fortune, Vincent and Theo, Popeye, A Wedding, Three Women, The Long Goodbye, McCabe and Mrs. Miller and Brewster McCloud.
Altman also occasionally worked in the theatre. He most recently helmed a star-studded production of the Arthur Miller satire Resurrection Blues in London. He also directed the 1982 Broadway show Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Starring Cher, Kathy Bates and more, it was later turned into a film.
Visit this link to read BroadwayWorld's full Altman obituary.
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