Joined the Hungarian Resistance to fight the Nazis in his native land
Captured by the Nazis in Poland and sentenced to death
Liberated by the invading Russians
Battled against the Communists as an agent for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA
Sentenced to death by the Communists for spying
Smuggled out of jail and into Austria
Emigrated to the USA, reportedly with only $5 in his pocket
Began working as a photographer
Worked as a photojournalist for <i>Life</i> magazine
Published eleven books on subjects as diverse as African wildlife, world zoos, sportscars and "How to Photograph Women"
Produced documentaries, mostly on nature and 'outdoors' subjects
Turned to producing full-time as he neared 50 years of age (date approximate)
Feature debut as producer, "Visit to a Chief's Son"; screenplay based on his novel
TV-movie debut as producer, "My Old Man" (CBS)
Launched own production company, Robert Halmi Productions
First TV-movie with own production company, "A Private Battle" (CBS)
Debut as producer of TV drama series, "Nurse" (CBS)
Produced the CBS movie "Terrible Joe Moran", starring James Cagney
Was producer of the Emmy-nominated children's program "The Night They Saved Christmas" (ABC)
Debut as TV miniseries producer, "Spearfield's Daughter" (syndicated)
Executive produced the CBS adaptation of the play "Pack of Lies"
Was the executive producer of the Merchant Ivory production "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge"
Won first Emmy Award for the well-received TV-movie "AT&T Presents The Incident" (CBS), starring Walter Matthau
Executive produced the acclaimed, Emmy-nominated HBO biopic "The Josephine Baker Story"
RHI Entertainment, Inc. began trading on the American Stock Exchange
Formed a global partnership with BetaFilm (Kirch Group) in Germany, Silvio Berlusconi in Italy, CBS in the USA and major TV networks worldwide to raise the $40 million budget for the eight-hour CBS miniseries, "Scarlett" (1994)
Served as executive producer of the CBS remake of "Gypsy", starring Bette Midler
Sold RHI Entertainment, Inc. to Hallmark
Became Chairman of the Board of Hallmark Entertainment
Executive produced the sequel "Incident in a Small Town", again starring Walter Matthau
For ABC, executive produced the small screen remake of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie"
Executive produced the acclaimed NBC miniseries adaptation of "Gulliver's Travels"; won Emmy Award
Was executive producer of TV remake of "In Cold Blood" (CBS); received Emmy nomination
Picked up an Emmy nod for Outstanding Miniseries for "The Odyssey" (NBC)
Served as executive producer of the USA miniseries "Moby Dick", starring Patrick Stewart, and the NBC miniseries "Merlin"; earned Emmy nominations for both
Executive produced the TV remake of "Rear Window", starring Christopher Reeve
Served as executive producer of "Noah's Ark", reputedly one of the most expensive TV projects ever
Executive produced "Cleopatra", a two-part ABC dramatization of the life of the Egyptian queen
Reteamed with Patrick Stewart for the TNT adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", with Stewart as Scrooge
Served as executive producer of "Don Quixote" (TNT), the Emmy-nominated "Arabian Knights" (ABC) and "Jason and the Argonauts" (NBC)
Executive produced "Snow White: The Fairest of Them All" (ABC) and "Prince Charming" (TNT)