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Howard Hughes (I) (1905–1976)


Billionaire businessman, film producer, film director, and aviator, born in Humble, Texas just north of Houston. He studied at two prestigious institutions of higher learning: Rice University in Houston and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Inherited his father's machine tool company in 1923. In 1926 he ventured into ... See full bio »

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(age 70) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Known For

The Outlaw Producer
(1943)
Scarface Producer
(1932)
(1951)
Hell's Angels Producer
(1930)

Filmography

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 1957 Jet Pilot (producer - uncredited)
 1956 The Conqueror (producer - uncredited)
 1955 Son of Sinbad (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 Underwater! (executive producer - uncredited)
 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 military airplane ever built at the time, and built almost entirely of wood.

Publicity Listings:

12 Biographical Movies | 30 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 20 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Howard R. Hughes

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

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 ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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