(executive producer - uncredited)
An amateur aeronautical engineer, he designed and built the Hercules, commonly known as the Spruce Goose, the largest military airplane ever built at the time, and built almost entirely of wood.
12 Biographical Movies |
30 Print Biographies |
11 Portrayals |
20 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Howard R. Hughes
6' 4" (1.93 m)
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I'm not a paranoid deranged millionaire. Goddamit, I'm a billionaire.
For a period of time in the 1940s-late 1950s, the Hughes Tool Co. ventured into the film and media industry when it bought the RKO companies, including: RKO Pictures; RKO Studios; RKO Theatres, a chain of movie theatres; the RKO Radio Network and a network of radio stations. In 1948 multi-millionaire businessman, film producer, film director and aviator Hughes gained control of RKO, a struggling ...