Arthur Hill

Arthur Hill

Melfort, Melfort Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death 22 Oct 2006 (aged 84)
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 16336410 · View Source
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Actor. Highly-versatile, he played a wide range of parts and was comfortable in either the leading man or supporting performer. He will probably be remembered for playing the title role in the television series “Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law” (1971 to 1974). Born Arthur Edward Spence Hill, his father was an attorney, Arthur served as a mechanic with the Royal Air Force during World War II. Following his return home, he enrolled at the University of British Columbia, where he prepared for a career in Law. He developed an interest in entertainment and acquired experience at the school’s radio station, followed by his involvement with theater productions. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, he fully focused on a career as a performer and joined a touring repertory company in his native Canada. Hill would relocate to London and land a job with the BBC for which was followed with his stage debut in the play “Home of the Brave” (1948). He worked his way into British films with several minor roles before landing a part of substance in “The Body Said No” (1950), and followed this with his relocation to the United States during the mid 1950s, where he made his debut on Broadway in the Comedy “The Matchmaker” (1955 to 1957). During this period, he began his lengthy association with American television initially on such programs as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “The Untouchables”, and many more. Hill distinguished himself with his origination of the role of ‘George’ in the Edward Albee play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1962 to 1963), which earned him a Tony Award. He went on to supporting roles in the films “The Ugly American” (1963), “In the Cool of the Day” (1963) and “Harper” (1966). Hill will perhaps be remembered by film audiences for playing ‘Dr. Jeremy Stone’, the leader of a group of scientists who race against time to find a cure for a deadly germ in the Science-Fiction thriller “The Andromeda Strain” (1971). He died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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