(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.
12 Biographical Movies |
29 Print Biographies |
10 Portrayals |
13 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
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.
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.