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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 »

Died:

(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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Other Works:

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.

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Howard R. Hughes

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

We don't have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel. See more »

Trivia:

When he took over R.K.O., he canceled their most expensive project - a film version of "The Robe." The producer, Frank Ross, was finally able to get the film made at 20th Century Fox. It was the first film released in CinemaScope and became one of the biggest hits of the 1950s. See more »

Nickname:

Sonny See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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