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Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is a retired American actor, director and activist. The recipient of the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002, he is also the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
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Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955, the year after he graduated from high school. Robert was a scrappy kid who stole hubcaps in school and lost his college baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado because of drunkenness.
After leaving UoC, he spent some time drifting across America, spending a time working in the California oil fields. Having saved enough he moved to Europe studying art in Paris and Florence.Back in the States he decided on a career as a theatrical designer in New York. Enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Art he turned to acting making his stage debut in 'Tall Story'. In 1962 he was signed for the stage production of 'Barefoot in the Park' which was a smash hit but it wasn't until 5 years later when it was filmed that he became an important star. Television and stage experience coupled with all-American good looks led to movies and television roles. His breakthrough role was \\"The Sundance Kid\\" in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), when the actor was 33. The Way We Were (1973) and The Sting (1973), both in 1973, made Redford the number one box office star for the next three years. Redford used his clout to advance environmental causes and his riches to acquire Utah property, which he transformed into a ranch and the Sundance ski resort. In 1980, he established the Sundance Institute for aspiring filmmakers. Its annual film festival has become one of the world's most influential. Redford's directorial debut, Ordinary People (1980), won him the Academy Award as Best Director in 1981. He waited eight years before getting behind the camera again, this time for the screen version of John Nichols' acclaimed novel of the Southwest, The Milagro Beanfield War (1988). He scored with critics and fans in 1992 with the Brad Pitt film A River Runs Through It (1992), and again, in 1994, with Quiz Show (1994), which earned him yet another Best Director nomination.
Lola Van Wagenen (consumer activist) dropped out of college to marry Redford on August 9, 1958. They divorced in 1985 after having four children, one of whom died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Daughter Shauna Redford, born November 15, 1960, is a painter who married Eric Schlosser on October 5, 1985, in Provo, UT. Her first child, born in January 1991, made Redford a grandfather. Son James Redford (aka Jamie Redford), a screenwriter, was born May 5, 1962. Daughter Amy Redford, an actress; was born October 22, 1970. Redford also has a brother named William.
Robert Redford, American actor and director known for his diverse roles and for founding the Sundance Institute and Film Festival. He became one of Hollywood’s most popular and bankable stars after he starred with Paul Newman in the enormously popular comic western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
Oct 20, 2020 · Robert Redford and his family are mourning the death of his son James, who passed away after a battle with liver cancer at age 58. “The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child,” Redford ...
On 18-8-1936 Robert Redford (nickname: Bob) was born in Santa Monica, California, United States. He made his 170 million dollar fortune with Lions for lambs, Spy Game, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Robert Redford has established himself as one of the greatest Directors in history, as well as movie historian and founder of Sundance. Nevertheless, Robert Redford was and is a wonderful actor, and has produced many indelible film characterizations for over 50 years.
Nov 19, 2020 · Robert Redford is married to Sibylle Szaggars on 11th Jul 2009. Previously, he married Lola Van Wagenen in 1958 and divorced her in 1985. The couple has four children, Amy Redford, James Redford, Shauna Redford, Scott Anthony Redford. Amy Redford is a popular American actress. Affairs Besides this, Robert Redford has been in relationships with Lena Olin, Kathy O'Rear, and Sonia Braga.
Oct 19, 2020 · RELATED: Robert Redford's Son James Redford, Filmmaker and Activist, Dies at 58 After Cancer Battle On Monday, Kyle told The Salt Lake Tribune James had died from bile-duct cancer in his liver.
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