helmed the l996 box office hit The First Wives Club, starring Goldie Hawn
, Diane Keaton
and Bette Midler
. It was the second of his films to gross over $100,000,000, having directed the low-budget Police Academy, which became a smash comedy franchise. Wilson also directed and wrote Rustler's Rhapsody and directed and co-wrote Guarding Tess. He just wrapped shooting on a live-action comedy based on the cartoon Dudley Do-Right, starring Brendan Fraser
Hugh Wilson created the television series WKRP in Cincinnati and the Emmy-winning Frank's Place. In l988, he won the Emmy for best comedy writing, and he has twice been awarded the Humanitas Award for television writing. Born and raised in the Miami, Florida neighborhood of Coral Gables, Wilson graduated from the University of Florida. He resides in Central Virginia.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
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