Ashby, Hal

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Ashby, Hal Gender: M
William Hal Ashby
born on 2 September 1929 at 00:10 (= 12:10 AM )
Place Ogden, Utah, 41n13, 111w58
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°19' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°08 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 28°55'


American film director and editor associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.

Before his career as a director Ashby edited films for Norman Jewison, notably "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" (1966), which earned Ashby an Oscar nomination for Best Editing, and "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), which earned him his only Oscar for the same category.

Ashby received a third Oscar nomination; this time for Best Director for "Coming Home" (1978). Other films directed by Ashby include "The Landlord" (1970), "Harold and Maude" (1971), "Shampoo" (1975), "Bound for Glory" (1976) and "Being There" (1979).

Ashby died from cancer on 27 December 1988 at his home in Malibu, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel" by Nick Dawson (University Press of Kentucky, 2009), pp. 2+6: "I was born in Ogden, Utah ... Born at ten minutes past midnight on September 2, 1929."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film director)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs (Film editor)