Korty, John

Korty, John

(1936–  ) film director; born in Lafayette, Ind. By age 16 he was making amateur films; in college he made animated television commercials. In the mid-1960s he was writing, directing, and producing low-budget movies such as Crazy Quilt (1966). The documentary Who Are the De Bolts?… And Where Did They Get 19 Kids? (1977) won him an Oscar. He also made television films.
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