Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002

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Birth 1921-12-20
Death 2002-12-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

George Roy Hill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922 to George R. and Helen Frances Hill. After receiving his B.A. degree in music from Yale University in 1943, he served two years in the Marine Corps as a transport plane pilot. In 1949, Hill received a B.Litt. in literature and music from Trinity College, Dublin, and made his acting debut with Cyril Cusack at the Abbey Theatre in London. Hill's first teleplay, My Brother's Keeper, was presented in 1953 on the Kraft Television Theater. In 1956, Hill produced, directed, and co-authored A Night to Remember, for which he received two Emmy award nominations for directing and writing; during the next six years, Hill continued to produce and direct presentations for television. Hill's directorial debut was the 1962 adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Period of Adjustment. Between 1962-1988, Hill directed thirteen additional films, including Hawaii (1966), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), and The Sting (1973), for which he was awarded the Oscar for best director.

From the description of George Roy Hill papers, 1968-1982 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164447

George Roy Hill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922 to George R. and Helen Frances Hill. After receiving his B.A. degree in music from Yale University in 1943, he served two years in the Marine Corps as a transport plane pilot. In 1949, Hill received a B.Litt. in literature and music from Trinity College, Dublin, and made his acting debut with Cyril Cusack at the Abbey Theatre in London. Hill's first teleplay, My Brother's Keeper, was presented in 1953 on the Kraft Television Theater. In 1956, Hill produced, directed, and co-authored A Night to Remember, for which he received two Emmy award nominations (for directing and writing); during the next six years, Hill continued to produce and direct presentations for television. Hill's directorial debut was the 1962 adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Period of Adjustment . Between 1962-1988, Hill directed thirteen additional films including Hawaii (1966), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), and The Sting (1973), for which he was awarded the Oscar for best director.

From the guide to the George Roy Hill papers, 1968-1982, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Motion picture producer and director.

From the description of George Roy Hill collection, 1936-1989 (bulk 1963-1989). (Margaret Herrick Library). WorldCat record id: 70938798

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  • Motion picture producers and directors

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