r. flaherty

Flaherty

[fla-er-tee, flah-]
noun
Robert Joseph, 1884–1951, U.S. pioneer in the production of documentary motion pictures.
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Flaherty (ˈflæhətɪ)
 
n
Robert (Joseph). 1884--1951, US film director, a pioneer of documentary film; his work includes Nanook of the North (1922) and Elephant Boy (1935)

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Flaherty
Ir. Flaithbheartach, lit. "Bright-Ruler."
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