Noel Marshall

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Noel Marshall
Marshall with a lion cub
Born(1931-04-18)April 18, 1931
DiedJune 30, 2010(2010-06-30) (aged 79)
OccupationTalent agent, producer, director
Known forRoar (film)

Noel Marshall (April 18, 1931[1] – June 30, 2010) was an agent in Hollywood, California in the 1960s.[2] He later became the executive producer of the 1973 horror film The Exorcist.[3] He wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in the film Roar (1981), which also featured his then-wife Tippi Hedren, stepdaughter Melanie Griffith, and his sons, John and Jerry, from a previous marriage to Jaye Joseph.[4] Roar was an accident-ridden film that featured tigers and lions.[5][6] The film took eleven years and $17 million to make, and brought in only $2 million worldwide.[7]

Marshall, who was married to Hedren from 1964 to 1982, was also an executive producer on two of her films, Mr. Kingstreet's War and The Harrad Experiment (both 1973).[4] One of his later films where he was credited as executive producer was A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988), starred River Phoenix.[8]

Marshall was born in Chicago, and died of brain cancer on June 30, 2010.[9]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Noel Marshall, film director and producer". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. July 17, 2010.
  2. ^ "Myra/Raquel: The Predator of Hollywood". Time. November 28, 1969. Retrieved December 1, 2008.(subscription required)
  3. ^ Hammer, Joshua (March 21, 1983). "A shadowy figure says he was Frances Farmer's lover, but a lawsuit claims different". People Weekly. 19: 38–40. Retrieved December 1, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Tippi Hedren". ROAR The Movie. Retrieved December 1, 2008.
  5. ^ "1969 - Tippi Hedren". Parque Nacional da Gorongosa. Retrieved December 1, 2008.
  6. ^ Worden, Leon (March 6, 2005). "SCV Newsmaker of the Week: Tippi Hedren". SCV Press Club.
  7. ^ Dirks, Tim. "Greatest Box-Office Bombs, Disasters and Flops: The Most Notable Examples". Retrieved December 1, 2008.
  8. ^ "Noel Marshall". The New York Times. Retrieved December 1, 2008.
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