It has been exactly 17 long years since Robert Altman died in West Hollywood on November 20, 2006 at the age of 81. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Today, fans of Robert Altman (Gosford Park, M*A*S*H, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Altman, a cultural icon
Born Robert Bernard Altman in Kansas City on February 20, 1925, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Altman was not just a great director, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 17 years since the tragic loss of Robert Altman and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Robert Altman is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Robert Altman.
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