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Date of Birth 29 July 1907Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA
Date of Death 17 December 1988San Clemente, California, USA
Birth NameHarold Hankins Hopper

Spouse (3)

Marsha Hunt (23 November 1938 - 30 July 1945) (divorced)
Win (? - ?)
Dorothy (? - ?)

Trivia (7)

A former Paramount editor before becoming a director, he was the cousin of actress Glenda Farrell.
Father of voice-over actor Jay Hopper.
Had 4 children with second wife Win.
Third wife Dorothy was a classically trained pianist who worked with several famous composers before her death.
Was engaged to Martha Raye in 1937.
Former radio writer and casting director. Directed films for Paramount and Universal in the 1950's. Subsequently worked in television.
Served as a combat photographer in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning himself a Purple Heart when he was wounded during the landing at Leyte in the South Pacific.

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