1938 - Born on November 28th in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
1969 - Ritchie achieved prominence with his first feature film, Downhill Racer, which starred Robert Redford.
1972-1975 - He directed a number of notable films, including The Candidate, Prime Cut, and Smile.
1992 - He appeared in the film Innocent Blood.
1994 - Ritchie purchased for $995,000, the modest hacienda-style house at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in the Brentwood section of LA where Marilyn Monroe died.
2001 - Died of prostate cancer on April 26th in New York City at the age of 62.
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