Robert M. Fresco (1930-2014)

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Robert M. Fresco died February 14 of cancer at the age of 83.

He began his career as a screenwriter on pictures like Tarantula (1955), and The Monolith Monsters (1957), The Alligator People (1959).

Fresco and his co-producer, Denis Sanders, won an Academy Award in 1969 for the short documentary Czechoslovakia 1968 which explored the background of the Prague uprising of 1968.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]