Born November 27, 1925 (some sources say 1921, 1923, and 1929), in Kansas City, MO; died September 8, 1993, in Los Angeles, CA. Director, producer, and writer. Bartlett's most widely known credit is as director and producer of thefilm Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which was adapted from the popular book about a bird searching for happiness. The film received a number of awards, including a best picture award from the Motion Picture Society of America and twoAcademy Award nominations. His other films were widely acclaimed as well, but earned more appreciation at foreign film festivals than in the United States. His first project, Navajo, a documentary acclaimed as the first film to take a sympathetic look at Native Americans, won top prize at the Venice and Edinburgh film festivals as well as over thirty other awards both in the UnitedStates and internationally. Some of Bartlett's other renowned works includeThe Children of Sanchez, All the Young Men, and Crazy Legs.