Sunday, March 19, 2006

More on Robert Altman's Heart Transplant

For those who were surprised to learn that the director Robert Altman had a heart transplant: apparently it took place in 1995 and was originally reported in Variety, but Altman later denied the story because of the "stigma" associated with transplantation.

From Army Archerd:
Robert Altman had heart transplant surgery Dec. 3, 1995, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. I reported in my Daily Variety column on Dec.7, 1995, "Good wishes are out to director Robert Altman who underwent heart transplant surgery Sunday. Altman had known the surgery was necessary since last March, friends say." I called to convey my good wishes to Altman...
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