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William Girdler (1947–1978)

Born October 22, 1947 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, William Brent Girdler launched his filmmaking career with the 1972 release of Asylum of Satan. He made a total of nine films in six years and provided the music for the Pat Patterson quickie Dr. Gore. Girdler died in a helicopter accident in the Philippines after completing his final movie The ... See full bio »

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(age 30) in Manila, Philippines

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'Sheba, Baby'
'Sheba, Baby' Director
(1975)
The Manitou
The Manitou Director
(1978)
Abby
Abby Director
(1974)
The Get-Man
The Get-Man Director
(1974)

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Other people learned how to make movies in film schools. I learned by doing it. Nobody saw [William Friedkin's] or Steven Spielberg's mistakes, but all my mistakes were right up there on the screen for everybody to see. See more »

Trivia:

Died at the age of 30. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses (odd and low) music by Ragland, Robert O. and Schifrin, Lalo

Nickname:

Billy See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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