Robert Enrico

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Robert Georgio Enrico
Born(1931-04-13)13 April 1931
Died23 February 2001(2001-02-23) (aged 69)
Nationality Italian French
Occupationfilm director

Robert Georgio Enrico (13 April 1931 – 23 February 2001) was a French film director and scriptwriter best known for making the Oscar-winning short An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961). [1] [2]


He was born in Liévin, Pas-de-Calais, in the north of France, to Italian immigrant parents, [3] and died in Paris.

Filmography as director

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  1. Riding, Alan. (Feb 25, 2001). "Robert Enrico, 69, Award-Winning Film Director". New York Times. p. 30.
  2. Pulleine, Tim (Feb 28, 2001). "Robert Enrico". The Guardian. London. p. 22.
  3. Riding, Alan (February 25, 2001). "Robert Enrico, 69, Award-Winning Film Director". New York Times.