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Hugh Wilson


Born - 21 August 1943, Miami, Florida, USA
Died - 14 January 2018

Bespectacled, cheery-looking American director with receding brown hair, the author and director of a number of popular entertainments from the 1980s on. After an early career in advertising, he moved into TV comedy scriptwriting, notably for actor/comedian Tony Randall. He made his directing debut with the little-seen The Bagel Report (1972) and did not settle into his stride until a decade later: Police Academy (1984), Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985), Burglar (1987), Guarding Tess (1994), The First Wives Club (1996), Dudley-Do-Right (1999), Blast from the Past (2000) and Mickey (2004), his last. Married for 40 years, he had five children.