Louisa Horton

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Louisa Horton Hill
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Born Louisa Horton
(1920-09-20)September 20, 1920
Beijing, China
Died January 25, 2008(2008-01-25) (aged 87)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1948-2005
Spouse(s) George Roy Hill (1951–2002; divorced; 4 children)

Louisa Fleetwood Horton Hill (September 10, 1920 – January 25, 2008) was an American film, television and stage actress, who used her given name, Louisa Horton, professionally.[1] She was the former wife of the late The Sting director, George Roy Hill.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Horton was born to Jeter Rice and Frances Breckinridge (née Steele) Horton in Beijing, China. The daughter of a Marine Corps officer,[3] she was raised in Haiti and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.[1] She lived in Manhattan for nearly 50 years before her death in 2008.[1]


Horton met her husband, George Roy Hill, when they were both actors in a Shakespeare repertory company.[1] They were married in 1951 and had four children, but divorced in the 1970s.[1] They reportedly remained close even after their separation.[1] 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.[1]


Horton made her feature film debut in All My Sons in 1948, opposite Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster[1] in a film based upon the play by Arthur Miller. Her additional film credits included Swashbuckler, a 1976 film starring James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw.[1]

She made her Broadway theater debut in 1946, playing the lead in the romantic comedy, Voice of the Turtle.[1] She later received attention for her role as the mother of a lesbian daughter in the off Broadway play, The Blessing in 1989.[1]

Her television roles include many live television dramatic series.[1]


Louisa Horton Hill died on January 25, 2008, at the Lillian Booth Actors' Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey, aged 87.[1] She was survived by four children and twelve grandchildren.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Actress Louisa Horton Hill dies". USA Today. 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  2. ^ Louisa Horton, The New York Times
  3. ^ "Personal Matters / Births, Marriages and Deaths". Army and Navy Register. 68 (2100): 396, 398. October 16, 1920. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 

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