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In Memoriam Robert Mulligan

23 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Variety.com is reporting that Robert Mulligan, an Academy Award-nominated film and television director, passed away on December 20th. He was 83. Born August 23, 1925 in the Bronx, NY, Mulligan is best known as the director of the film version of “To Kill A Mockingbird” starring Gregory Peck in 1962. Based on the 1960 novel of the same name by author Harper Lee, the movie is about the racial tensions surrounding the trial of a black man in a small Southern town, largely told through the eyes of a young child. Mulligan also directed actress 1960’s “Rat Race”, the thriller “The Other” in 1972, and Reese Witherspoon’s [...] »

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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

23 December 2008 12:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar® as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape. »

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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

23 December 2008 12:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar® as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape. »

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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

23 December 2008 12:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar®  as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape. Mr. Mulligan, among many other credits, also directed 1971's "The Pursuit of Happiness" as well as the Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Man in the Moon." He is survived by his wife of 37 years as well as his three children, two grandchildren and his brother. Good journey Mr. Mulligan »

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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

23 December 2008 12:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar® as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape. »

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Robert Mulligan Dead At Age 83; Directed "To Kill A Mockingbird"

22 December 2008 8:54 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Director Robert Mulligan, beloved by actors for his low-key style and temperament behind the camera, has passed away at age 83. Mulligan began directing in live TV productions in the 1950s but graduated to feature films with the acclaimed production of Fear Strikes Out. His career highlight was helming the 1962 classic screen adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Under his direction, star Gregory Peck won the Best Actor Academy Award for his immortal performance as Atticus Finch in the film. Mulligan never directed blockbuster hits, but several of his productions proved to be extremely popular with audiences and critics. Among them: Come September, Love With the Proper Stranger, Baby, The Rain Must Fall  (the latter two starring Steve McQueen), Up the Down Staircase, Summer of '42 and the bittersweet comedy Same Time, Next Year.  However, some of his best work remained under-rated, including »

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Mockingbird Director Dies

22 December 2008 1:23 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Robert Mulligan, the Oscar-nominated director of To Kill A Mockingbird, has died of heart disease at his home in Connecticut aged 83. The Bronx-born director began his career in the fast-evolving world of live TV working at CBS in the so-called Golden Age of Television of the early 50s. In New York he worked alongside young TV directors like George Roy Hill, Sydney Pollack, Robert Altman and John Frankenheimer, before launching his filmmaking career with 1957 baseball drama Fear Strikes Out.Mulligan went on to direct more than 20 films, but will be best remembered for his 1963 screen adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird. Coaxing arguably Gregory Peck’s finest performance from him as attorney Atticus Finch, Mulligan delivered an eloquent, humanist assault on the prejudices of the Deep South, proving to be the perfect choice to choice to bring Lee’s masterpiece to the screen.Mulligan was »

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Mockingbird Director Mulligan Dies

21 December 2008 11:53 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

To Kill A Mockingbird director Robert Mulligan has died at the age of 83.

The moviemaker, who received an Oscar nomination for helming the 1962 drama, passed away at his Connecticut home on Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Mulligan began his career working on live TV in New York in the early 1950s before graduating to movies in 1957 with Fear Strikes Out, the story of baseball pitcher Jimmy Piersall.

He went on to direct over 20 pictures including 1978's Bloodbrothers and 1991's The Man in the Moon, the film debut of Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon. »

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Robert Mulligan dies at 83

21 December 2008 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Robert Mulligan, who directed "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Summer of '42," among other films, died Friday of heart disease at his Connecticut home. He was 83.

Mulligan received a best director Oscar nomination in 1963 for "Mockingbird."

The brother of actor Richard Mulligan, he also directed "The Great Impostor," "Love With the Proper Stranger," "Baby, the Rain Must Fall," "Inside Daisy Clover," "Up the Down Staircase" and "The Other." He also narrated "Summer of '42."

Known for his diffident nature and sensitivity toward players, Mulligan directed five different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Natalie Wood, Ruth Gordon and Ellen Burstyn, with Peck winning the best actor Oscar for "Mockingbird."

He also elicited consistently fine performances from a range of his players, including Anthony Perkins in "Fear Strikes Out," Jennifer O'Neill in "Summer of '42," Robert Redford in "Inside Daisy Clover" and Richard Gere in "Bloodbrothers."

Mulligan earned his »

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Better Late Than Never: To Kill A Mockingbird

28 August 2008 9:01 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Sometimes you miss things. I read a lot; it got me through the hell of junior high, the self-loathing of high school, the confusion of college, and all the crap in between. And while I do re-read books (Gravity's Rainbow three times so far, Misery about 16 kajillion), the sheer number of hours spent holed up in my room scanning pages means I've covered a decent share of literary ground. But still—you miss things. There are gaps in my education, and Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the larger ones. It's understandable, I guess. Most people get Mockingbird out of the way when they're young. It isn't a children's book, and I think labeling it "young adult" is ignoring its timelessness, but it does get assigned in a lot of classrooms; its main themes (tolerance, respect) and straightforward style make it a perfect novel for people. »

- Zack Handlen

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