Robert Stevenson (Buxton, Derbyshire, 31 de marzo de 1905 – Santa Bárbara (California), 30 de abril de 1986) fue un director y guionista de cine británico, que trabajó muy a menudo en los Estados Unidos, donde murió. Empezó a rodar en 1936, e hizo una docena de filmes muy dispares (históricos, aventuras, amorosas, misterio o criminales), que le dieron prestigio. Desde 1960 se convirtió en colaborador habitual de Walt Disney, con quien rodó 19 películas. Entre ellas Un sabio en las nubes (1961), Los hijos del capitán Grant (1962), y, sobre todo, Mary Poppins (1964).
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1905-03-31
- Falleció: 1986-04-30
- Lugar de nacimiento: Buxton, Derbyshire, England
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Stevenson (31 March 1905, Buxton, Derbyshire – 30 April 1986) was an English film writer and director. He was educated at Cambridge University where he became the president of both the Liberal Club and the Cambridge Union Society. He moved to California in the 1940s and ended up directing 19 films for The Walt Disney Company in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, Stevenson is best remembered for directing the Julie Andrews musical Mary Poppins, for which Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Stevenson received a nomination for Best Director Oscar. Stevenson divorced his first wife Cecilie and married actress Anna Lee in 1934. They lived on London's Bankside for five years, moving to Hollywood in 1939, where he remained for many years. They had two daughters, Venetia and Caroline, before divorcing in March 1944. He married Frances Holyoke Howard on October 8, 1944; they later divorced. They had one son, Hugh Howard Stevenson. Robert Stevenson's widow, Ursula Henderson, appeared as herself in the documentary Locked in the Tower: The Men behind Jane Eyre in 2007. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Stevenson (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia