Happy Birthday: George Roy Hill (1921–2002)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

georgeroyhill.jpgGeorge Roy Hill (1921–2002)

Born: December 20, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: December 27, 2002 (age 81) in New York City, New York, USA

[on Julie Andrews] A gutsy lady.

[on Robert Redford] Redford is a dangerous man to let loose on the streets. He has holes in his head, he should be arrested.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
1967
dir. Hill
Starring
Julie Andrews
James Fox
Mary Tyler Moore
SHOT SLAPSlap Shot
1977
dir. Roy Hill
starring
Paul Newman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1969
dir. Roy Hill
starring
Paul Newman
Robert Redford
The StingThe Sting
1973
dir. by Roy Hill
starring
Paul Newman
Robert Redford

George Roy Hill was born in Minnesota in 1921, Hill’s early foray into entertainment was as a stage actor. He segued into writing and then directing for television, moving to feature film directing in the 1960s.

1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set George…

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