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Hal Ashby (1929–1988)


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)
 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 | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wm. Hal Ashby
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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 »

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Directed 10 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Lee Grant, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Jack Warden, Jon Voight, Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Melvyn Douglas and Peter Sellers. Grant, Fonda, Voight and Douglas won Oscars for their performances in one of his movies. See more »

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