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Tobe Hooper
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Hooper in 2014
Willard Tobe Hooper

January 25, 1943(1943-01-25)[1]
DiedAugust 26, 2017(2017-08-26) (aged 74)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1969–2017
Children1, William 'Tony' Hooper

Willard Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American movie director, screenwriter, and producer. Hooper best known for his work in the horror movie genre; his most recognized movie include The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist.[2]

Stuart Heritage of The Guardian described The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as "one of the most influential films ever made".[3]

Hooper’s first novel, Midnight Movie, was published on Three Rivers Press in 2011.[4]

Hooper died in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles on August 26, 2017 at the age of 74,[5] and is survived by one son.[5]


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