Richard Fleischer

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Birth Name: Richard Fleischer
Born: 12/08/1916
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 03/26/2006

Born Richard O. Fleischer on Dec. 8, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Essie Goldstein and animation pioneer Max Fleischer. Fleischer's' father, who invented and patented the groundbreaking rotoscope technique - a means of combining live-action movement with cartoons - was also the man responsible for bringing the likes of Betty Boop, Popeye and Superman to theater screens in the 1930s and 1940s. Originally intending to pursue a career in psychology, Fleischer enrolled at Brown University after high school graduation, only to shift gears and enter the Yale School of Drama. There he met his future wife, Mary Dickenson, who appeared in several of the plays he directed. While traveling th... Continue Bio >>

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