Arthur Hiller, Canadian-born American film director, Died at 92

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Arthur Hiller was born on November 13, 1923, and died on August 17, 2016.

He was a Canadian-American television and film director, having directed over 33 films during his 50-year career.

He had a career directing television in Canada and later in the U.S. By the late 1950s he began directing films, most often comedies.

Hiller also directed dramas and romantic subjects, such as Love Story (1970), which was nominated for seven Oscars.

He collaborated on a number of films with screenwriters Paddy Chayefsky and Neil Simon.

His other notable films were The Americanization of Emily (1964), Tobruk (1967), The Hospital (1971), The Out-of-Towners (1970), Plaza Suite (1971), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), Silver Streak (1976), The In-Laws (1979) and Outrageous Fortune (1987).

He served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989 to 1993 and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 1997.

Hiller was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2002.

The was an annual film festival in Hiller’s honor was held from 2006 until 2009 at his alma mater, Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts.

Gwen Pechet was his wife, they had two children and 2 grandchildren.

He died 2months after his wife, they were married for 68 years.

Arthur Hiller passed away at 92 years old.

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