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George Roy Hill

George Roy Hill

George Roy Hill (December 20, 1922 - December 27, 2002) was an American film director.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hill got his start on television, directing such episodic series as Kraft Television Theatre. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean War. His first films were versions of such Broadway plays as Period of Adjustment in 1962 and Toys in the Attic

Hill is most noted for directing such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. Other films are Slaughterhouse-Five, The World According to Garp, Hawaii, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Great Waldo Pepper, Slap Shot and The Little Drummer Girl.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

George Roy Hill Facts

BirthdayDecember 22, 1921
BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Date of deathDecember 27, 2002 (age 81)
Awards1974 Academy Awards: Best Director (for The Sting)

Selected Filmography

Slap Shot
The Sting
Funny Farm
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The World According To Garp
The Little Drummer Girl
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