[JPL] Robert Altman, Leading Director, Dies at 81

David Johnson djohnso2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 21 14:23:41 EST 2006

Sad news.  Many know of his use of jazz in films such as Short Cuts and Kansas City...not as well-known that Altman was involved with the making of a 1957 James Dean documentary, which utilized a Leith Stevens score recorded by Chet Baker and Bud Shank.
  David Brent Johnson
Night Lights/Afterglow
  WFIU-Bloomington, IN

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Robert Altman, Leading Director, Dies at 81

Robert Altman, who was behind "M-A-S-H," "Nashville" and "The
Player," died at a Los Angeles Hospital, his production
company told The Associated Press. He was 81.

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