Louis De Rochemont

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Louis de Rochemont, the maverick filmmaker and documentarian whose "The Fighting Lady" (1944) won an Oscar, was born in Chelsea. Massachusetts in 1899. He filmed his first newsreel when he was 12 years old and established his reputation making March of Time newsreels in the 1930s. His pre-World War II documentaries elucidating the dangers posed by Adolf Hitler caused some to label him a red. His documentary productions won two Academy Awards. Read more...