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Being Hal AshbyLife of a Hollywood Rebel$
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Nick Dawson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125381

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.001.0001

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The Artist as a Young Man

The Artist as a Young Man

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Being Hal Ashby

Nick Dawson

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the teenage years of Hal Ashby. During this period, Ashby's rebellious side was becoming too dominant, partly because of the impact of his father's death. At the beginning of the eleventh grade, Ashby was sent to the Puget Sound Naval Academy (PSNA), a school often used by parents as a place for straightening out their undisciplined sons. In February 1947, Ashby married the sixteen-year-old Lavon Compton, who was already pregnant. On September 19, 1947, Lavon gave birth to a baby girl and in early 1948 Ashby left his wife and child to make a fresh start.

Keywords:   Hal Ashby, teenage years, Puget Sound Naval Academy, Lavon Compton, marriage

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