Allison Argo

Active - 1977 - 2009  |   Born - Dec 23, 1953 in Richmond, Virginia, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Action, Thriller, Romance, Mystery

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  • Family owned and operated America's first summer stock theater-in-the-round, the Orleans Arena Theater, in the town of Orleans, Massachusetts during her childhood.
  • Performed in television, films and even on Broadway prior to her documentary filmmaking career.
  • Was inspired to make her first documentary, The Urban Gorilla, after growing concerned about the lives of gorillas in captivity upon meeting a gorilla named Ivan living in a shopping mall in Tacoma, Washington.
  • Founded documentary film production company ArgoFilms in 1990.
  • Her first film, The Urban Gorilla, which she wrote, produced and directed was broadcast by National Geographic in 1992 and earned her a number of awards including the prestigious duPont-Columbia award for journalism.
  • Is dedicated to supporting wildlife and conservation causes, and produces films on conservation and captive animal welfare.