James Hill (producer)

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James Hill and Rita Hayworth obtaining their marriage license in Santa Monica (January 27, 1958)

James Hill (August 1, 1916 – January 11, 2001) was American film producer in the 1950s and 1960s. He joined Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions as a producer with Harold Hecht and Burt Lancaster after working with them as co-screenwriter on His Majesty O'Keefe.[1] Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was the fifth (and final) husband of Rita Hayworth from 1958 to 1961.[2][3] Like Hayworth, he developed Alzheimer's disease. He died in Santa Monica, California.[4]


Year Title Notes
1954 His Majesty O'Keefe Screenwriter[5]
1954 Vera Cruz Producer[5]
1956 Trapeze Producer[5]
1957 The Bachelor Party Producer[5]
1957 The Sweet Smell of Success Executive producer[5]
1960 The Unforgiven Producer[5]
1961 The Happy Thieves Executive producer[5]


  1. ^ "4 Time Loser Rita To Try Again: Barbara Eyes 7th". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. November 12, 1957. 
  2. ^ "Rita Hayworth Becomes Mrs. Hill". Lodi News-Sentinel. Associated Press. February 3, 1958. 
  3. ^ "Rita Sheds No. 5 But No Tears". The Miami News. Associated Press. September 7, 1961. 
  4. ^ "Producer James Hill dies at 85". January 16, 2001. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "James Hill". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2018-03-11. 

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