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William Girdler (1947–1978)

Born October 22, 1947 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, William Brent Girdler launched his filmmaking career with the 1972 release of Asylum of Satan. He made a total of nine films in six years and provided the music for the Pat Patterson quickie Dr. Gore. Girdler died in a helicopter accident in the Philippines after completing his final movie The ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 30) in Manila, Philippines

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Known For

The Manitou Director
(1978)
'Sheba, Baby' Director
(1975)
Abby Director
(1974)
The Get-Man Director
(1974)

Filmography

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 1978 The Manitou
 1976 Grizzly
 1976 Project: Kill
 1975 'Sheba, Baby'
 1974 Abby
 1974 The Get-Man
 1972 Asylum of Satan (as William B. Girdler)
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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

William B. Girdler

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from a 1977 newspaper interview] I don't know how I'll feel in ten years, but right now I'm not trying to win an Academy award or make message films. All I want to do is entertain people and make a profit for my investors. If I do win one and start getting good reviews, that's fine, too. But the approval that means the most right now is the approval the public gives me when they pay $30 million ... See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the script for The Manitou (1978) in three days, along with Jon Cedar and Tim Pope. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses (odd and low) music by Ragland, Robert O. and Schifrin, Lalo

Nickname:

Bill See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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