Noel Marshall (April 18, 1931, Chicago ... June 30, 2010) was an agent
in Hollywood, California in the 1960s. He later became the executive
producer of the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. He wrote, directed,
co-produced and starred in the film Roar (1981), which also featured his
then-wife Tippi Hedren, stepdaughter Melanie Griffith, and his sons
from a previous marriage to Jaye Joseph. Roar was an accident-ridden
film that featured tigers and lions. The film took eleven years and $17
million to make, and brought in only $2 million worldwide.Marshall, who was married to Hedren from 1964 to 1982, was also an
executive producer on two of her films, Mr. Kingstreet's War and The
Harrad Experiment (both 1973). One of his later films where he was
credited as executive producer was A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
(1988), starring River Phoenix.
Marshall died of brain cancer on June 30, 2010.