Mel Stuart, an award-winning documentarian who also directed “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” has died. He was 83.
His daughter, Madeline Stuart, said he died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Stuart’s documentaries include “The Making of the President 1960,” for which he won an Emmy, as well as subsequent explorations of the 1964 and 1968 campaigns. Other programs were “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” and the Oscar-nominated “Four Days in November.”
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