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Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 - December 27, 1988) was an American film director and Academy Award winner. September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Born in Ogden, Utah, Ashby grew up in a Mormon household and had a tumultuous childhood as part of a dysfunctional family which included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide and dropping out of high school. In his late teens, Ashby married but soon after divorced. Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ... The term Mormon is a colloquial name referring to Latter Day Saints, derived in the 1830s from the Book of Mormon, one of their scriptures, whose compiler was named Mormon. ... Family dysfunction can be any circumstance that interferes with healthy family functioning. ... The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David, 1787 Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ...


As Ashby was entering adult life, he moved from Utah to California where he quickly became an assistant film editor. His big break occurred in 1967 when he won the Academy Award for Film Editing for In the Heat of the Night. State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... A film editor is a person who practices film editing by assembling separate takes into a coherent film. ... See also: 1966 in film 1967 1968 in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events December 26 - The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour airs on British television. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern US African-American police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in the American...


At the urging of its director, Norman Jewison, Ashby directed his first film, The Landlord, in 1970. Over the next 16 years, Ashby directed several acclaimed and popular films, including the off-beat romance Harold and Maude and the social satire Being There with Peter Sellers. Norman Jewison Norman Frederick Jewison, CC , BA , LL.D (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian actor, film director and producer. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Harold and Maude is a 1971 movie, directed by Hal Ashby. ... Being There is a political, satircal 1971 novel by Jerzy Kosiński and a 1979 film directed by Hal Ashby. ... Peter Sellers Richard Henry Sellers (September 8, 1925 – July 24, 1980), better known as Peter Sellers, was a British comedian, talented comic actor, and performer on The Goon Show (a long-running BBC radio show, 1951-1960). ...


Hal Ashby died of cancer on December 27, 1988 in Malibu, California. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Malibu is a city located in Western Los Angeles County, California. ...


Filmography (as director)

1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Harold and Maude is a 1971 movie, directed by Hal Ashby. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Last Detail is a 1973 film which tells the story of two United States Navy shore patrol policemen who decide to take out a young sailor for one last night on the town before he goes to jail for eight years. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Shampoo is a 1975 motion picture starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, and Lee Grant. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Bound for Glory is a 1976 biographical film which tells the story of folk singer Woody Guthrie. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Coming Home is a 1978 film which tells the story of a handicapped Vietnam War veterans difficulty in re-entering civilian life after his return from the war. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Being There is a political, satircal 1971 novel by Jerzy Kosiński and a 1979 film directed by Hal Ashby. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 film, the last to be directed by Hal Ashby. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Hal Ashby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (191 words)
Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 - December 27, 1988) was an American film director and Academy Award winner.
Born in Ogden, Utah, Ashby grew up in a Mormon household and had a tumultuous childhood as part of a dysfunctional family which included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide and dropping out of high school.
Hal Ashby died of cancer on December 27, 1988 in Malibu, California.
Hal Ashby - Homepage (786 words)
HAL ASHBY, who has died at Malibu, Calfornia, aged 59, was a versatile film director, with a liberal, gently satirical approach, whose credits included Being There, Shampoo, Coming Home and The Last Detail.
Ashby entered the film industry as an assistant editor in the early 1960s and by the end of that decade had earned a reputation as one of the most skilful in the business.
In 1974 Ashby made his mark as a mainstream director with The Last Detail, which told the story of two hard-boiled naval petty officers (Jack Nicholson the senior) escorting a young comrade (Randy Quaid) to a military prison, where he is to serve eight years for a minor offence.
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