Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002

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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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referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002. George Roy Hill papers, 1968-1982 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Statistical studies of the Wisconsin State Census, 1937-1940. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Rogers, Fred. Misterogers tells the original story of Josephine the short-neck giraffe : [sound recording]. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
referencedIn Rutgers College. Office of the President. Records of the William H. S. Demarest Administration, 1890-1928. Rutgers University
creatorOf Rogers, Fred. Won't you be my neighbor? : [sound recording]. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
creatorOf Rogers, Fred. Let's be together today : [sound recording]. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
creatorOf Rogers, Fred. You are special : [sound recording]. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1831: S. Moore). Reward files, 1831. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Boutelle, L. S. Betty L. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Bloomgarden, Kermit, 1904-1976. Papers, 1938-1977. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Souvenir programs of motion pictures, 1915-1978. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Hill, George : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Warner Bros. production slides [graphic], 1979-1991 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Hill, George Roy, 1922-. George Roy Hill collection, 1936-1989 (bulk 1963-1989). Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Library
creatorOf Latin American Economic Development Conference. Latin American Economic Development Conference recordings, 1966. Cornell University Library
creatorOf George Roy Hill papers, 1968-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Biographical Information, 1916-1998 (bulk 1960s-1980s) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1831: S. Moore). corporateBody
associatedWith Bloomgarden, Kermit, 1904-1976. person
associatedWith Hubley, Faith, person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Latin American Economic Development Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Le Carré, John, 1931- person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Rogers, Fred. person
associatedWith Rutgers College. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Towne, Robert, person
associatedWith Trudeau, G. B., 1948-, person
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Birth 1921-12-20

Death 2002-12-27

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