Robert J. Flaherty

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Birthday
16, 1884
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jul 23, 1951 (67)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1884
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jul 23, 1951 (67)

About

He directed and produced the 1922 documentary Nanook of the North, the first commercially successful feature-length documentary.

Before Fame

He worked as a prospector for the railroad companies.

Trivia

His wife earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Story for the documentary Louisiana Story, which he directed.

Family Life

He was married to Frances H. Flaherty in 1914 and they raised three children together.

Associated With

His 1937 film Elephant Boy was based on an excerpt from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.