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Also Known As: Herbert Hall Bartlett Died: September 8, 1993
Born: November 27, 1922 Cause of Death: complications following hip surgery
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: producer, director, screenwriter, actor

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Producer-director-writer who formed his own production company in 1952 and helmed 14 films between 1952 and 1982. A filmmaker with a mystical bent, a love of nature and an interest in minorities and the oppressed, Bartlett got off to a good start with his first feature, "Navajo" (1952), the story of a Native American boy who runs away from white culture when he is dragged off to school and eventually outwits his pursuers. He followed up with the first of three films to feature footballer Elroy Hirsch, "Crazylegs" (1953), with the former running back playing himself.

Producer-director-writer who formed his own production company in 1952 and helmed 14 films between 1952 and 1982. A filmmaker with a mystical bent, a love of nature and an interest in minorities and the oppressed, Bartlett got off to a good start with his first feature, "Navajo" (1952), the story of a Native American boy who runs away from white culture when he is dragged off to school and eventually outwits his pursuers. He followed up with the first of three films to feature footballer Elroy Hirsch, "Crazylegs" (1953), with the former running back playing himself.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Love Is Forever (1983) Director
2.
  Comeback (1982) Director
3.
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5.
  The Wild Pack (1972) Director
6.
  Changes (1969) Director
7.
  The Caretakers (1963) Director
8.
  All the Young Men (1960) Director
9.
  Drango (1957) Director
10.
  Zero Hour! (1957) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Jet Pilot (1957) Sergeant
2.
 Navajo (1952) Indian school counselor
3.
 The Wild Blue Yonder (1951) Lt. Jorman
4.
 Let's Dance (1950) Guest
5.
 The Paleface (1948) Handsome cowboy
6.
 Isn't It Romantic (1948) Carter Dixon
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1952:
Moved to Los Angeles
1952:
Founded Hall Bartlett Productions; produced first film, "Navajo" (also acted)
1953:
First screenplay filmed, and first of three films made featuring football player-turned-actor Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, "Crazylegs", a biopic with Hirsch playing himself
1954:
Directed first film, "Unchained" (also produced and wrote)
1973:
Produced, directed and adapted the screenplay (from Richard Bach's best-seller) of his best-known film, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"
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Wrote, produced and directed last film, "Comeback"; film later received attention in the press when Bartlett and producer-star Michael Landon publicly argued over who should take credit for what; film also aired as a TV-movie under the title, "Love Is Forever"
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Education

Yale College, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1948

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wife:
Rhonda Fleming. Actor. Married in 1966; divorced in 1972.
wife:
Lupita Ferrer. Married in 1977; divorced.
companion:
Maria Corazon.

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father:
Paul Dana Bartlett.
mother:
Alice Bartlett.
daughter:
Cathy Bartlett Lynch.
daughter:
Laurie Bartlett Schrader.
step-son:
Kent Lane. Actor. Mother, Rhonda Fleming.
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