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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

'Sheba, Baby' Director
(1975)
The Manitou Director
(1978)
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 newspaper interview in 1977] We made all our pictures fast and cheap. Now we can start making them better and a little more carefully. The Manitou (1978) will be a good picture. Not great, but good. I'm proud of The Manitou (1978). See more »

Trivia:

Buried in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Billy See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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