September 2, 1928
New York CityA.
|Died||August 9, 2012
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.
Cause of death
Mel Stuart, born Stuart Solomon (September 2, 1928 – August 9, 2012), was an American film director and producer.
Stuart directed the fantasy-musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He has directed other features, including If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Two is a Happy Number (1972) and Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000).
In addition he has directed or produced over 180 films including movies of the week, The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, Bill, The Chisholms, and Ruby and Oswald, the television series Ripley's Believe it Not, and the documentaries The Making of the President 1960, 1964, and 1968, The Hobart Shakespeareans, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Man Ray — The Prophet of the Avant-Garde, George Plimpton and the Philharmonic and The Poet's View.
- Four Days in November (1964)
- If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
- I Love My Wife (1970)
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
- One is a Lonely Number (1972)
- Wattstax (1974)
- Brenda Starr (1976) (TV)
- Welcome Back, Kotter (1977) (TV)
- Ruby and Oswald (1978) (TV)
- Mean Dog Blues (1978)
- The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979)
- The Chisholms (1980) (TV)
- Hevesi, Dennis (August 10, 2012). "Mel Stuart, 'Willy Wonka' Director, Dies at 83". NYTimes.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
- "Willy Wonka director Mel Stuart dies at 83". BBC. August 10, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
- Canby, Vincent (February 16, 1973). "Wattstax (1972) Film: 'Wattstax,' Record of Watts Festival Concert". The New York Times.