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Howard Hill
Birth: c. Nov. 13, 1899
Wilsonville
Shelby County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1975
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Professional Archer. Born in Wilsonville, Alabama, he was known as the greatest longbow sport artist and archery hunter of all time. Using a 90-lb bamboo longbow, he performed trick shots, shoot skeets in exhibitions at three World Fairs, appeared in five Wild West Shows and fourteen major Sportsman's Shows. He won 196 Field Archery tournaments in a row, seven National Archery Golf Tournaments and was awarded a plaque by Archery Council of California for his outstanding achievements in archery in 1959. As a hunter, he hunted in twelve countries of the world and his RKO Studios film, "Tempo in Africa" was shown in 57 countries and in seven different languages. For feature films, he shot for many Warner Bros. westerns and did all of the stunt shots for the classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) starring Errol Flynn. In 1962, he was elected an Honorary Life Member of the Professional Archery Association, inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1971 and the A.B.C. Bow Hunter's Hall of Fame in 1975. He died at age 74 in Birmingham, Alabama. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Elizabeth Hodges Hill (1890 - 1976)*
 
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Burial:
New Ashville Cemetery
Ashville
St. Clair County
Alabama, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 03, 2000
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- Lazer
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014
Happy Birthday, the skill you demonstrated in " Robin Hood " was amazing. Truly in a class by yourself..
- a sincere fan
 Added: Nov. 13, 2013

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 13, 2013
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