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

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

Alternate Names:

Wm. Hal Ashby

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Joan Marshall  (divorced) | See more »
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I don't like to tell lies. See more »

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He has directed two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Harold and Maude (1971) and Being There (1979). He has also edited one film that is in the registry: In the Heat of the Night (1967). See more »

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Films that are against authority figures and institutions See more »

Nickname:

Wm. Hal Ashby

Star Sign:

Virgo

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