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'To Kill a Mockingbird' director Mulligan dies

world Updated: Dec 22, 2008 16:15 IST
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Director Robert Mulligan, who directed the classic 'To Kill A Mockingbird' has died at the age of 83.

The filmmaker had received an Oscar nomination for his 1962 film, which was based on Harper Lee's book of the same name.

Mulligan passed away at his Connecticut home on Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Based known for 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Mulligan began his career working on live TV in New York in the early 1950s before graduating to movies in 1957 with 'Fear Strikes Out', which was based on the baseball pitcher Jimmy Piersall.

He went on to direct over 20 films including 1978's 'Bloodbrothers' and 1991's 'The Man in the Moon', the debut film of Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon.