Hal Roach Jr.

Hal Roach Jr. (June 15, 1918 – March 29, 1972) was primarily a film and television producer and very occasional director.

Hal Roach Jr.
Harold Eugene Roach Jr.

(1918-06-15)June 15, 1918
DiedMarch 29, 1972(1972-03-29) (aged 53)
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles
  • Director
  • producer
  • businessman
Years active1933–1972 (his death)
Parent(s)Hal Roach Sr.,
Marguerite Nichols


Born as Harold Eugene Roach Jr. in Los Angeles, the son of legendary comedy producer Hal Roach and actress Marguerite Nichols, Roach Jr. co-directed One Million B.C. with his father.


Roach produced individual episodes of many early television series but no well-known films aside from those directly involving his father. He died in 1972, at the age of 53 after falling ill with pneumonia.[1] His father outlived him by twenty years, dying in 1992 at age 100. Roach is buried in Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles.


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