George Roy Hill

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Birthday
20, 1921
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Dec 27, 2002 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1921
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Dec 27, 2002 (81)

About

Directed Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the classic films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. The two features combined to win 11 Academy Awards.

Before Fame

He liked to visit the airport after school to watch the planes take off and land. He served as a cargo pilot in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Trivia

His directorial debut was the 1962 film Period of Adjustment.

Family Life

He married Louisa Horton on April 7, 1951. He had two children: John and George III.

Associated With

He directed A Little Romance starring Laurence Olivier.