Mulligan, Robert: Director of To Kill a Mockingbird, Dies at 83.

Dec 22, 2008–Robert Mulligan, who directed the 1962 Oscar-winning drama, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has died at 83.

Sandy Mulligan says her husband died early Saturday at home in Lyme, Connecticut after battling heart disease.

Mulligan was nominated for an Oscar for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The 1962 film about racism in a small Southern town starred Gregory Peck.

Mulligan was also known as the director of Reese Witherspoon's first film, “The Man in the Moon.”

See Review of To Kill a Mockingbird and Profile of Mulligan.