Robert Altman


Age: 81

film director whose satirical wit and staggering ensemble casts helped to make him one of the most distinctive voices in American cinema who was a five-time Oscar nominee for best director whose vast, eclectic filmography ranged from the dark war comedy M*A*S*H to the Hollywood farce The Player to the British murder mystery Gosford Park, and who won a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2006.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: February 20, 1925

Died: November 20, 2006

Los Angeles, California