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Ross Hunter (I) (1920–1996)

Noted Hollywood producer Ross Hunter served in Army intelligence during World War II. After the war, he signed with Columbia and appeared in a number of forgettable B-movies. He then became a producer and produced more than sixty films. Most of his films tended to be bright confections - with stars such as Debbie Reynolds, and Julie Andrews - or ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Suddenly, Love (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 A Family Upside Down (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1976) ... (producer)
- Part III (1976) ... (producer)
- Part II (1976) ... (producer)
- Part I (1976) ... (producer)
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1973 Lost Horizon (producer)
 1970 Airport (producer)
 1967 Rosie! (producer)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (producer)
 1966 The Pad and How to Use It (producer)
 1966 Madame X (producer)
 1965 The Art of Love (producer)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich (producer)
 1964 The Chalk Garden (producer)
 1963 The Thrill of It All (producer)
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor (producer)
 1962 If a Man Answers (producer)
 1961 Flower Drum Song (producer)
 1961 Back Street (producer)
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True (producer)
 1960 Midnight Lace (producer)
 1960 Portrait in Black (producer)
 1959 Pillow Talk (producer)
 1959 Imitation of Life (producer)
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms (producer)
 1958 The Restless Years (producer)
 1958 This Happy Feeling (producer)
 1957 My Man Godfrey (producer)
 1957 Interlude (producer)
 1957 Tammy and the Bachelor (producer)
 1957 Battle Hymn (producer)
 1956 There's Always Tomorrow (producer)
 1955 The Spoilers (producer)
 1955 All That Heaven Allows (producer)
 1955 One Desire (producer)
 1955 Captain Lightfoot (producer)
 1954 The Yellow Mountain (producer)
 1954 Naked Alibi (producer)
 1954 Magnificent Obsession (producer)
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise (producer)
 1953 Tumbleweed (producer)
 1953 All I Desire (producer)
 1953 Take Me to Town (producer)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba (associate producer)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek (associate producer - uncredited)
 1952 Untamed Frontier (associate producer - uncredited)
 1952 The Battle at Apache Pass (associate producer)
 1952 Steel Town (associate producer)
 1951 Flame of Araby (associate producer)
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Personal Quote:

Speaking of his movies, Mr. Hunter said (1985), "They weren't great, but they weren't supposed to be ... I gave the public what they wanted
  • a chance to dream, to live vicariously, to see beautiful women,


jewels, gorgeous clothes, melodrama." See more »

Trivia:

Some sources, including Halliwell as well as the World Almanac, cite Hunter's year of birth as 1921. Others, including The Film Encyclopedia (Katz) and The Encyclopedia of Film (Monaco/Baseline) cite it as 1916. The New York Times's obituary article on Hunter, which appeared in that newspaper's 12 March 1996 issue, cited his age at death as 75. According to the latter prescription, then, simple ... See more »

Trademark:

A role for old friend Virginia Gray in almost all his major films

Star Sign:

Taurus

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