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Hal Needham

Hal NeedhamAKA Hal Brett Needham

Born: 6-Mar-1931
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Died: 25-Oct-2013
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Cannonball Run

Military service: US Army (paratrooper, Korean War)

Former professional stuntman.

Father: Howard Needham
Mother: Edith May
Wife: Dani Crayne (actress, m. 29-Jun-1981, div. 1987)
Wife: Ellyn Wynne Williams (m. 31-Dec-1996)

    Oscar (honorary) 1987 Scientific and Engineering Award (shared)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (14-Nov-1999)
    Body Slam (1987)
    Rad (21-Mar-1986)
    Cannonball Run II (29-Jun-1984)
    Stroker Ace (16-Sep-1983)
    Megaforce (25-Jun-1982)
    The Cannonball Run (19-Jun-1981)
    Smokey and the Bandit II (15-Aug-1980)
    Death Car on the Freeway (25-Sep-1979)
    The Villain (20-Jul-1979)
    Hooper (28-Jul-1978)
    Smokey and the Bandit (27-Mar-1977)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Death Car on the Freeway (25-Sep-1979)
    Jackson County Jail (28-Jul-1976)
    W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (21-May-1975)
    The Culpepper Cattle Company (16-Apr-1972) · Burgess
    Sometimes a Great Notion (19-Jan-1972) · Supporting Cast
    One More Train to Rob (19-Feb-1971) · Bert Gant
    The Devil's Brigade (15-May-1968) · The Sgt.
    The War Wagon (27-May-1967) · Hite

Author of books:
Stuntman! My Car-crashing, Plane-jumping, Bone-breaking, Death-defying Hollywood Life (2011, memoir)


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