Hal Ashby (1929–1988)


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Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household, in Ogden, Utah, to Eileen Ireta (Hetzler) and James Thomas Ashby, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of high school, getting married and divorced all ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Harold and Maude Director
(1971)
Being There Director
(1979)
Coming Home Director
(1978)

Filmography

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 2007 Rolling Stones: Satisfaction Interviews (Video documentary)
 1988 Jake's Journey (TV Movie)
 1987 Beverly Hills Buntz (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1987)
 1986 8 Million Ways to Die (directed by)
 1984 Solo Trans (Video)
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary)
 1979 Being There
 1978 Coming Home
 1975 Shampoo
 1970 The Landlord
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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wm. Hal Ashby

Spouse:

Joan Marshall  (divorced) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I basically have a very positive philosophy of life, because I don't feel I have anything to lose. Most things are going to turn out okay. See more »

Trivia:

After the release of "Harold and Maude" in 1971, Ashby was approached to direct the film versions of both "Hair", and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Milos Forman end up directing both projects. See more »

Trademark:

Films that are against authority figures and institutions See more »

Nickname:

Wm. Hal Ashby

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