American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Altman, Robert 1925-2006. American film director and screenwriter whose film credits include M*A*S*H (1970), for which he won an Academy Award, and The Player (1992).
- Altman, Sidney Born 1939. Canadian-born American biologist who shared a 1989 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discoveries concerning the catalytic properties of RNA.
“He liked Altman, he liked his story about First World War fighter pilots and their raid on the Zeppelin base at Friedrichshafen and he particularly liked the title Altman had given the project—Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting-a-ling-a-ling?”
“Drew Altman is a political scientist and president of the Kaiser Family Foundation.”
“I think Altman is very much in the post-Bury My Heart phase of Americana.”
“Altman is 343-208 in 18 years at the Division I level.”
“Updates, 11/29: "Although Robert Altman is being justly celebrated for the great movies he left behind in his large artistic wake, its worth remembering that the maestro had established himself as a major force in television long before the breakthrough success of M*A*S*H.”
“Altman is the original writer and producer on the first two movies, and has both DOA: Dead or Alive and Fear Effect on his slate.”
“I can't even get a meaningful grip on the emotions that are churning in me this morning as I try to grasp the fact that Robert Altman is gone.”
“Robert Altman is the only truly independent American movie director who had a sustained career - 40 years, nearly.”
“Ed Champion: Now that Altman is gone, I'm hard pressed to name another living filmmaker as playful or as fiercely devoted to depicting humanity in its simple yet multifaceted form.”
“As Altman is pulling out his earpiece, he says, “I thought network news would be smarter than that little girl in Columbia.””
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