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Howard Hughes (I) (1905–1976)

Multi-millionaire businessman, film producer, film director, and aviator, born in Houston, Texas. He studied at prestigious Rice University and the even more prestigious California Institute of Technology. Inherited his father's machine tool company in 1923. In 1926 he ventured into films, producing Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932) and The ... See full bio »


(age 70) in Houston, Texas, USA

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 1957 Jet Pilot (producer - uncredited)
 1956 The Conqueror (producer - uncredited)
 1955 Son of Sinbad (executive producer)
 1953 The French Line (executive producer - uncredited)
 1953 Second Chance (producer - uncredited)
 1952 Macao (executive producer - uncredited)
 1952 The Las Vegas Story (producer - uncredited)
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway (producer - uncredited)
 1951 The Whip Hand (executive producer - uncredited)
 1951 His Kind of Woman (executive producer - uncredited)
 1950 Vendetta (producer)
 1950 The Tattooed Stranger (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (producer - uncredited)
 1943 Behind the Rising Sun (producer - uncredited)
 1943 The Outlaw (producer)
 1932 Scarface (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Sky Devils (producer)
 1932 Cock of the Air (producer)
 1931 The Age for Love (producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Front Page (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Hell's Angels (producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Mating Call (producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Racket (producer - uncredited)
 1927 Two Arabian Knights (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Swell Hogan (producer)
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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.

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12 Biographical Movies | 29 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Howard R. Hughes


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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I'm not a paranoid deranged millionaire. Goddamit, I'm a billionaire. See more »


The Las Vegas casinos he once owned were Castaways, Desert Inn, Frontier, Landmark, Sands and Silver Slipper. All have since been demolished. See more »


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