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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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Stevenson (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1905-03-31

Day of Death 1986-04-30

Place of Birth Buxton, Derbyshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Robert Edward Stevenson

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1976 The Shaggy D.A.Director
1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is MissingDirector
1974 Herbie Rides AgainDirector
1974 The Island at the Top of the WorldDirector
1971 Bedknobs and BroomsticksDirector
1969 My Dog the ThiefDirector
1968 The Love BugDirector
1968 Blackbeard's GhostDirector
1967 The Gnome-MobileDirector
1965 That Darn Cat!Director
1965 The Monkey's UncleDirector
1964 Mary PoppinsDirector
1964 The Misadventures of Merlin JonesDirector
1963 Son of FlubberDirector
1962 In Search of the CastawaysDirector
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney(2 episodes)Director
1961 The Absent-Minded ProfessorDirector
1960 KidnappedDirector
1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little PeopleDirector
1957 Old YellerDirector
1957 Zorro(3 episodes)Director
1957 Johnny TremainDirector
1955 The Miracle on 34th StreetDirector
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 StoryDirector
1951 My Forbidden PastDirector
1950 Walk Softly, StrangerDirector
1949 The Woman on Pier 13Director
1948 To the Ends of the EarthDirector
1947 Dishonored LadyDirector
1944 Know Your Ally: BritainDirector
1943 Jane EyreDirector
1943 Forever and a DayDirector
1942 Joan of ParisDirector
1941 Back StreetDirector
1940 Tom Brown's School DaysDirector
1940 Return to YesterdayDirector
1939 Young Man's FancyDirector
1938 The Ware CaseDirector
1938 Owd BobDirector
1937 Non-Stop New YorkDirector
1937 King Solomon's MinesDirector
1936 Jack of All TradesDirector
1936 The Man Who Changed His MindDirector
1936 Tudor RoseDirector
1934 The Camels Are ComingDirector
1933 Falling for YouDirector

Writing

1974 Herbie Rides AgainScreenplay
1968 Blackbeard's GhostScreenplay
1960 KidnappedWriter
1943 Jane EyreScreenplay
1940 The Case of the Frightened LadyScreenplay
1934 The BattleWriter
1933 Falling for YouScreenplay
1932 Love on WheelsScreenplay
1932 The Faithful HeartScenario Writer
1932 Lord BabsWriter
1931 Sunshine SusieScenario Writer
1931 Michael and MaryWriter
1931 Night in MontmartreScenario Writer
1931 The RingerWriter
1930 Latin LoveWriter
1928 BalaclavaScenario Writer

Crew

1940 Tom Brown's School DaysAdditional Dialogue

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