22
Dec
08

In Passing… Robert Mulligan (1925-2008)

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Film director Robert Mulligan passed away on Dec. 20 from heart disease. Mulligan began a career in TV in 1951, directing an episode of “Goodyear Television Playhouse.” He would go on to direct other shows such as “Suspense,” “The Philco Television Playhouse,” and “Playhouse 90” before turning to cinema with the film, “The Rat Race” (1960). His crowning directorial achievement came with 1962’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” an adaptation of the Harper Lee book starring Gregory Peck. Mulligan was 83.

 

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

 

For more information, check out his IMDB page at:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0612322/

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