R.I.P. Hank Moonjean
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Monday October 8, 2012 @ 7:38pm PDTTags: Hank Moonjean
Oscar-nominated producer Hank Moonjean passed away today at his home in the Hollywood Hills after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 82. Among the most well-liked people in Hollywood, Moonjean's career started in 1955 as an uncredited assistant director on Blackboard Jungle. He went on to be an assistant director on such films as Cool Hand Luke and The Odd Couple. He also was associate producer on 1974fs The Great Gatsby. Moonjean went on to be a producer on Hal Needham-directed Burt Reynolds films like 1978Œs Hooper, 1980Œs Smokey And The Bandit II and 1981Œs Stroker Ace. He also produced the Reynolds-directed Sharkeyfs Machine in 1981. In 1988, Moonjean was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar for Dangerous Liaisons with fellow producer Norma Heyman. In 2008, promising a glimpse into ga raw Hollywood as it was, he wrote Bring In The Peacocks: Memoirs Of A Hollywood Producer.
Born: 1/19/1930, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 10/8/2012, Hollywood, Hills, California, U.S.A.
Hank Moonjean’s westerns – assistant director, producer:
The Unsinkable Molly Brown – 1964 [assistant director]
The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (TV) – 1966 [producer]
Welcome to Hard Times – 1967 [producer]
Pocket Money – 1972 [producer]