Died Today (December 27th): George Roy Hill (1921–2002)

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georgeroyhill.jpgGeorge Roy Hill (1921–2002)

Born: December 20, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: December 27, 2002 (age 81) in New York City, New York, USA

Hill was born to a wealthy Roman Catholic family of Irish background (owners of the Minneapolis Tribune) and educated at private school, followed by graduate studies in music at Yale under the auspices of composer Paul Hindemith. While at university, he became involved with the Yale Dramatic Society and was at one time elected its president. After his graduation, he served as a transport pilot with the U.S. Marines for the duration of the Second World War. He was recalled as a night fighter pilot for the Korean War, rising to the rank of major. Hill had a lifelong passion for flying, which often reflected in his films (he held a pilot’s license from the age of seventeen and later acquired a 1930 Waco biplane…

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