Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton-Born Director Arthur Hiller Dies at Age 92

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton-Born Director Arthur Hiller Dies at Age 92

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Edmonton-born director Arthur Hiller dies

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LOS ANGELES, - Arthur Hiller, the Edmonton-born director who was nominated for an Oscar and served as president of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, has died.

Hiller died Wednesday in Los Angeles of natural causes, the academy said in a statement. He was 92.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend," said academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

"I was a member of the board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness firsthand his dedication to the academy and his lifelong passion for visual storytelling. Our condolences go out to his loved ones."

Hiller directed over two-dozen films as well as many TV series throughout his career. His Oscar nomination came in 1971 for his direction on "Love Story. …

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