(executive producer - uncredited)
An amateur aeronautical engineer, he designed and built the Hercules, commonly known as the Spruce Goose, the largest passenger airplane ever built at the time, and built almost entirely of wood.
Howard R. Hughes
6' 4" (1.93 m)
Did You Know?
We don't have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel.
"Howard Hughes: The Hidden Years," James Phelan's account of the elusive billionaire's final years was written in co-operation with Hughes' waiter and barber, men who had intimate knowledge of the idiosyncratic Hughes' bizarre final days. The book was published in 1976, shortly after the tycoon's death.