Robert Sparr

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Robert Sparr
Robert Tyrone Sparr

(1915-09-15)September 15, 1915
DiedAugust 28, 1969(1969-08-28) (aged 53)
OccupationTelevision director, film director, editor
Years active1952—1969

Robert Sparr (September 10, 1915 – August 28, 1969) was an American screenwriter, television director and film director. He died in a plane crash in Colorado while scouting filming locations with fellow Star Trek crew member, cameraman Gerald Finnerman. The pilot was also killed but Finnerman survived.[1][2][3] The plane crash prompted a drawn-out legal battle involving Sparr's son for a wrongful death suit, which went to the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.[2]

Selected filmography as a director[edit]


  1. ^ "NTSB Identification: DEN70A0004". National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "499 F.2d 212: Gerald W. Finnerman et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Harold L. Mccormick, Executor of the Estate of Georgewilliam Mccormick, Deceased, and Sunset Drive Intheatre, a Co-partnership, Defendants-appellees :: US Court of Appeals Cases :: Justia". Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  3. ^ Robert Sparr - Biography

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