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Birth Name: Robert Altman
Born: 02/20/1925
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 11/20/2006

Born on Feb. 2, 1925 in Kansas City, MO, Altman was raised in an upper class home by his father, B.C., an expert insurance salesman fond of whiskey, women and poker, and his mother, Helen, a socialite who enjoyed the company of her sisters and friends. Despite his father's frequent descents into vice, Altman grew up in a strict Catholic home, while attending St. Peter's Catholic School and Rockhurst High School, a college preparatory school run by Jesuits. But the young lad was something of a hell raiser, which led his parent to ship him off to Wentworth Military Academy during his junior year of high school. Toward the end of World War II, Altman joined the Army Air Force and copiloted a B-... Continue Bio >>

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