FEAR.netBy Rob Galluzzo
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 1:30pm
We here at FEARnet are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of producer Hilton A. Green yesterday at the age of 84. His father Alfred E. Green was a legendary director in his own right, but Hilton worked his way up as an assistant director for several popular television shows including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which led to him working as first A.D on the original 'Psycho' and later 'Marnie.' From there he went on to produce all the 'Psycho' sequels & was the one common thread (besides Anthony Perkins) that all of those films shared. He also produced the John Hughes comedy classic 'Sixteen Candles' and 'Home Alone 3.'
On a personal note, Hilton was the one person to appear in 'The Psycho Legacy,' a documentary/love letter I wrote and directed, that was involved in every single 'Psycho' movie and hence brought a level of legitimacy to that project. While intimidating at first (he was Hitchcock's A.D. for crying out loud!), he proved to be a tremendously warm, friendly and extremely supportive person. So much so, that he made a rare public appearance at the 'Psycho' reunion panel for the 2008 LA Fangoria Weekend Of Horrors where we brought together cast & crew from all 4 'Psycho' movies for the first time ever and debuted the first footage from the doc. He was also the first person that got to see the early cut of the documentary and remained extremely supportive of the 'Psycho' series, for which he was incredibly proud of. He will be sorely missed.
GREEN, Hilton A.
Born: 3/3/1929, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 10/2/2013 Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
Hilton A. Green’s westerns – unit production manager, assistant director:
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1957, 1958 [assistant director]
Wagon Train (TV) – 1957, 1958, 1959 [assistant director]
Laredo (TV) – 1965, 1966 [unit production manager]
Three Guns for Texas – 1968 [unit production manager]
Backtrack! – 1969 (unit production manager]