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Also Known As: Robert Oxton Bolt Died: February 20, 1995
Born: August 15, 1924 Cause of Death: history of heart trouble
Birth Place: Manchester, England, GB Profession: screenwriter, playwright, director, schoolteacher

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Despite his assertion that the "film writer is regarded as a technician, like an electrician," Bolt's writing has enjoyed a degree of respect in the movie world usually found only in the theater. He has won three best screenplay Oscars, two for his collaborations with David Lean--"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Dr. Zhivago" (1965)--and one for Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for All Seasons" (1966). The critics took less kindly to his sole directorial effort, "Lady Caroline Lamb" (1972).

Despite his assertion that the "film writer is regarded as a technician, like an electrician," Bolt's writing has enjoyed a degree of respect in the movie world usually found only in the theater. He has won three best screenplay Oscars, two for his collaborations with David Lean--"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Dr. Zhivago" (1965)--and one for Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for All Seasons" (1966). The critics took less kindly to his sole directorial effort, "Lady Caroline Lamb" (1972).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) Director

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Served with the RAF during WWII
1957:
First stage success, "Flowering Cherry"
1961:
Briefly incarcerated, charged with "civil disobedience", for attending a demonstration for nuclear disarmament
1962:
First film as writer, also first collaboration with director David Lean, "Lawrence of Arabia"
1970:
Worked uncredited on the screenplay of Mikhail Kalatozov's "Krasnaja palatka/The Red Tent"
1972:
Film directing debut (also writer), "Lady Caroline Lamb"
1986:
Final screenplay credit, "The Mission"
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Education

Exeter College, Oxford University: -
University of Manchester: - 1949

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wife:
Celia Ann Roberts. Painter. Married in 1949; divorced in 1966.
wife:
Sarah Miles. Actor. Married from 1967 to 1975; remarried from 1988 until his death.
wife:
Ann Zane. Married from 1980 to 1985.

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son:
Thomas Bolt. Survived him; mother Sarah Miles.

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