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Flaherty, Robert Josephlocked

(16 February 1884–23 July 1951)
  • Mark Langer

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Flaherty, Robert Joseph (16 February 1884–23 July 1951), filmmaker, was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the son of mining authority Robert Henry Flaherty and Susan Klöckner. After sporadic early education in Minnesota, Michigan, and Ontario, followed by an unsuccessful period at Upper Canada College in Toronto, Canada, in 1898, Flaherty attended the Michigan College of Mines in 1902. There he met the daughter of mineralogist and geologist Lucius L. Hubbard, Frances Hubbard, whom he married in 1914. The couple had three children....

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