Since Robert Redford first debuted his beautiful face on screen in 1960, he has been a mainstay of Hollywood success. He has worked in front and behind the camera, receiving numerous awards in the process, and living a fascinating life of on screen intrigue and personal tragedies.
A Bout With Polio
At age 11, Redford contracted polio, but fortunately the mild case did not cause any real damage. It inspired him to direct a documentary installment on Jonas Salk, the scientist that developed the vaccine.