Robert Altman Overview

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Born: February 20, 1925

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Altman was educated in Catholic schools until early high school. At Rockhurst high school he started to explore the art of sound by recording it on cheap recorders in his free time. After attending Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Altman enlisted in the Air Force and became a co-pilot of a B-24. Upon his discharge in 1947, Altman took engineering at the University of Missouri, later inventing a tattooing machine designed for the identification of dogs.... See All

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