Sybil Robson Orr
Sybil Robson Orr
Sybil Ann Robson
|Residence||London and Los Angeles|
|Education||Southern Methodist University|
|Spouse(s)||Matthew Orr (2001–present)|
Early life and career
Sybil Robson Orr was born in 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Alma (née White) and Nick Robson. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was the son of a prosperous Oklahoma rancher. Together with his brother Frank Robson and brothers-in-law Sam and Bud Walton, he expanded Walmart as a franchise operation across the country.
Robson Orr graduated from Tulsa's Memorial High School, and went on to earn a BA from Southern Methodist University. She then began her career as a news reporter and television anchor in the United States, before transitioning to ABC News in Paris. She then launched a nationally syndicated consumer program for Paramount Pictures. Following this, she partnered with producer Harvey Bernhard to create "Robson/Bernhard Entertainment" for Universal Pictures. Before and during the partnership, she wrote and produced documentaries based in Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on socio-economic issues.
In 1993, she founded her own production company, Robson Entertainment (now Robson Orr Entertainment), which has offices in Beverly Hills and London. She produced the 1995 family dramedy film Gordy and the 2001 dramedy film Seven and a Match. She then produced the 2006 documentary Blindsight, which was directed by Lucy Walker and has received critical acclaim. As of February 3, 2013, it holds a 98% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 49 reviews.
With Alice Walton and other Walton family members, she owns a stake in Robson Ranch Inc., an Oklahoma ranch encompassing 18,500 acres (75 km2) which produces wheat, soybeans, and corn. She is married to British financier Matthew Orr.
- Gordy (1995) – producer
- Seven and a Match (2001) – executive producer
- Blindsight (2006) – executive producer
- First in Flight (2012) – executive producer
- Rules Don't Apply (2016) - producer
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