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Photo Tribute: Robert Altman

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BroadwayWorld presents a photo tribute to legendary director Robert Altman, who died at the age of 81 of cancer-related causes on November 20th.

Altman 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.  Earlier this 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.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Robert Altman attending a party celebrating the release of Time Bandits at the Underground Disco in New York City, January 4, 1981


Robert Altman with Robin Williams at Time Bandits release party


Robert Altman with Shelley Duval at Time Bandits release party


Robert Altman and Shelley Duval


Robert Altman in New York City, September 1985


Robert Altman, 1985


 Robert Altman at a Barnes and Noble Bookstore signing for the book Short Cuts, in New York City, September 29, 1993


Robert Altman at Short Cuts signing


Robert Altman at Short Cuts signing

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.