Director George Roy Hill passed away over the weekend due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He had just turned 81.
After a run on the Kraft Television Theatre and a few films in the late 60’s, Hill made a name for himself with the pair of Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the hits Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. Afterwards, to lesser fame, Hill directed many cult favorites including The World According to Garp, Slap Shots and Slaughterhouse-Five. Hill retired in 1984 after directing the Chevy Chase vehicle Funny Farm.