Mel Stuart, an award-winning documentarian died
By GalaTView Staff
Mel Stuart died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. Stuart was born in New York City in 1928 (he was 83) and his documentaries include “The Making of the President 1960,” for which he won an Emmy, as well as subsequent explorations of the 1964 and 1968 campaigns. Other programs were “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” and the Oscar-nominated “Four Days in November.” “He just finished a documentary about inner city school children in Los Angeles learning to read and recite Shakespeare. He was working literally up until the end,” Madeline Stuart (daughter) said.