William Asher

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Birth Name: William Asher
Born: 08/08/1921
Birth Place: New York, USA
Death Place: Palm Desert, California, USA
Died: 07/16/2012

Born on August 8, 1921 in New York, NY, Asher was the son of film producer Ephraim M. Asher, whose credits included James Whale's "Frankenstein" (1931), and actress Lillian Bonner, who relocated the family to California in 1930. Asher's older sister, Betty, would later work in the entertainment business as Judy Garland's publicist at MGM. Their early childhood was an idyllic one, often spent accompanying his father to the studio. But Asher's parents split when he was 11 years old, precipitating a return to New York with his mother. There he was forced to contend with his mother's alcoholism and the subsequent rages that resulted in physical abuse. He dropped out of school and joined the Army... Continue Bio >>

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