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Known Credits: 51

Birthday: 1905-03-31

Day of Death: 1986-04-30

Place of Birth: Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Adult Actor: False

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Robert Stevenson

Biography

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Robert Stevenson (31 March 1905, Buxton, Derbyshire – 30 April 1986) was an English film writer and director. He was educated at Cambridge University where he became the president of both the Liberal Club and the Cambridge Union Society.

He moved to California in the 1940s and ended up directing 19 films for The Walt Disney Company in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, Stevenson is best remembered for directing the Julie Andrews musical Mary Poppins, for which Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Stevenson received a nomination for Best Director Oscar.

Stevenson divorced his first wife Cecilie and married actress Anna Lee in 1934. They lived on London's Bankside for five years, moving to Hollywood in 1939, where he remained for many years. They had two daughters, Venetia and Caroline, before divorcing in March 1944.

He married Frances Holyoke Howard on October 8, 1944; they later divorced. They had one son, Hugh Howard Stevenson. Robert Stevenson's widow, Ursula Henderson, appeared as herself in the documentary Locked in the Tower: The Men behind Jane Eyre in 2007.

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Directing
1976 The Shaggy D.A. … Director
1975 The Island at the Top of the World … Director
1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing … Director
1974 Herbie Rides Again … Director
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks … Director
1969 My Dog the Thief … Director
1968 The Love Bug … Director
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost … Director
1967 The Gnome-Mobile … Director
1965 That Darn Cat! … Director
1965 The Monkey's Uncle … Director
1964 Mary Poppins … Director
1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones … Director
1963 Son of Flubber … Director
1962 In Search of the Castaways … Director
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney - (2 episodes) … Director
1961 The Absent-Minded Professor … Director
1960 Kidnapped … Director
1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People … Director
1957 Old Yeller … Director
1957 Zorro - (3 episodes) … Director
1957 Johnny Tremain … Director
1955 The Miracle on 34th Street … Director
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour - (2 episodes) … Director
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents - (7 episodes) … Director
1955 Gunsmoke - (6 episodes) … Director
1955 The Star and the Story - (1 episode) … Director
1953 General Electric Theater - (1 episode) … Director
1952 Cavalcade of America - (19 episodes) … Director
1952 Christopher Closeup - (2 episodes) … Director
1952 The Las Vegas Story … Director
1951 My Forbidden Past … Director
1950 Walk Softly, Stranger … Director
1949 The Woman on Pier 13 … Director
1948 To the Ends of the Earth … Director
1947 Dishonored Lady … Director
1943 Jane Eyre … Director
1943 Forever and a Day … Director
1942 Joan of Paris … Director
1941 Back Street … Director
1940 Return to Yesterday … Director
1940 Tom Brown's School Days … Director
1939 Young Man's Fancy … Director
1938 The Ware Case … Director
1938 Owd Bob … Director
1937 Non-Stop New York … Director
1937 King Solomon's Mines … Director
1936 The Man Who Changed His Mind … Director
1933 Falling for You … Director
1900 The Camels Are Coming … Director
Writing
1974 Herbie Rides Again … Screenplay
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost … Screenplay
1960 Kidnapped … Writer
1943 Jane Eyre … Screenplay
1940 The Case of the Frightened Lady … Screenplay
Crew
1940 Tom Brown's School Days … Additional Dialogue
Acting
1955 Gunsmoke - (1 episode)