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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 27, 1988|
|Born:||September 2, 1929||Cause of Death:||liver and colon cancer|
|Birth Place:||Ogden, Utah, USA||Profession:||Director ... director editor producer assistant editor multilith operator|
After winning acclaim as a film editor, Hal Ashby went on to establish himself as one of the leading directors of the 1970s. He proved successful with both satiric material and strong drama and was able to elicit excellent performances from a gallery of actors including Lee Grant, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda, all of whom won Oscars under Ashby's direction.
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