Tuesday, February 10, 2009

RIP Robert Anderson

The playwright was most noted for Tea and Sympathy and I Never Sang for My Father, which I know from their sturdy film versions (the 1970 movie of Father, with Melvyn Douglas and Gene Hackman, is particularly wrenching). He disdained his screenwriting as work-for-hire but The Nun's Story (1959), with Audrey Hepburn, is sensitive, honorable craftsmanship.

1 comment:

Arbogast said...

Oh, thank God. For a minute there I thought Oscar from The Six Million Dollar Man had died.