Louisa Horton Hill
|Louisa Horton Hill|
|Born||September 20, 1920|
|Died||January 25, 2008 (aged 87)|
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||George Roy Hill (1951–19??; divorced; 4 children)|
Louisa Horton Hill (September 10, 1920 – January 25, 2008) was an American film, television and stage actress, who used her given name, Louisa Horton, professionally. She was the former wife of the late The Sting director, George Roy Hill.
Horton met her husband, George Roy Hill, when they were both actors in a Shakespeare repertory company. They were married in 1951 and had four children, but divorced in the 1970s. They reportedly remained close even after their separation. George Roy Hill, who was best known for directing the 1973's The Sting, an Oscar winning film, as well as 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, died in 2002.
Horton made her feature film debut in All My Sons in 1948, opposite Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. Her additional film credits included Swashbuckler, a 1976 film starring James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw.
She made her Broadway theater debut in 1946, playing the lead in the romantic comedy, Voice of the Turtle. She later received attention for her role as the mother of a lesbian daughter in the off Broadway play, The Blessing in 1989.
- "Actress Louisa Horton Hill dies". USA Today. 2008-01-29. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-01-29-louisa-horton_N.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
- Louisa Horton, The New York Times