Richard de Rochemont

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Richard de Rochemont (December 13, 1903 – August 2, 1982) was an American documentary filmmaker in the late 1940s, who worked on the March of Time newsreel series.

Stationed in France until 1941,[1] he produced a series of shorts which covered such subjects as World War II, the 1920s, and the Vatican. He produced Crusade in Europe (1949), the very first documentary series produced for television, based on the book by Dwight D. Eisenhower, and produced by Time Inc. and distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Television. He also won a Best Documentary Short Academy Award for A Chance to Live (1949).

He was the brother of documentary filmmaker and feature film producer Louis de Rochemont.


  1. ^ deRochemont, Richard (24 August 1942). "The French Underground". LIFE. 

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