Born On This Day — September 2, 1929

Hal Ashby - Shampoo
Hal Ashby and Warren Beatty making Shampoo (1975)

I was born in Ogden, Utah, the last of four children. Mom and Dad divorced when I was five or six. Dad killed himself when I was 12. I struggled toward growing up, like others, totally confused. Married and divorced twice before I made it to 21. Hitchhiked to Los Angeles when I was 17. Had about 50 or 60 jobs up to the time I was working as a Multilith operator at good old Republic Studios.

—Hal Ashby