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Howard Hughes

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Howard Hughes

American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist add

Category: Business

Born in 1905.

Countries: United States (81%), (6%), United Kingdom (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Aviator (2004 film), Hughes Aircraft Company, Martin Scorsese

Linked to: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Hughes Tool Company, California Institute of Technology, Rice University

 

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Howard Hughes was born in 1905 add something


1908

Baker Hughes - The Hughes Tool Company was founded by Walter Benona Sharp and Howard R. Hughes, Sr., father of Howard Hughes, Jr. In 1908, Howard Hughes, Sr. and his partner Walter Sharp, developed the first two-cone drill bit, designed to enable rotary drilling in harder, deeper formations than was possible with earlier fishtail bits


1920

Louis Wolheim - Towards the end of the 1920s he occasionally broke out of these stereotypes and played a comic Russian officer in "Tempest" and a rambunctious Sergeant in Howard Hughes's "Two Arabian Knights


1925

Harry Behn - Harry Behn was involved in writing the screenplay for a number of films, including the war film "The Big Parade "in 1925, and "Hell's Angels" in 1930, that was directed by Howard Hughes


1926

Jean Peters - "'Jean Peters"' was an American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s and as the second wife of Howard Hughes


1927

Marshall Neilan - A talented screenwriter, in 1927 he wrote the original story for the Howard Hughes film, "Hell's Angels"


1928

Lewis Milestone - Howard Hughes promoted Milestone to director, and one of his early efforts, the 1928 film Two Arabian Knights, won him an Oscar in the first Academy Award ceremony.

 

Renee Adoree - In "The Mating Call" a 1928 film produced by Howard Hughes, Adorée had a very brief nude swimming scene that caused a significant commotion at the time

 

Academy Award for Best Picture - "The Racket", from 1928, was believed lost for many years until a print was found in Howard Hughes' archives


1929

Jean Harlow - During filming of "Weak But Willing" in 1929, she was spotted by James Hall, an actor filming a Howard Hughes film called "Hell's Angels"

 

Joseph Moncure March - In 1929, March moved to Hollywood to provide additional dialogue for the film "Journey's End" and, more famously, to turn the silent version of Howard Hughes' classic "Hell's Angels" into a talkie a rewrite that brought the phrase "Excuse me while I put on something more comfortable" into the American lexicon


1930

James Hall (actor) - In 1930, Hall co-starred in Howard Hughes' epic film "Hell's Angels"

 

Hells Angels - In 1930, the Howard Hughes film "Hell's Angels" displayed extraordinary and dangerous feats of aviation, and it is believed that the World War II groups who used that name based it on the film

 

Theodore Lukits - In the early 1930s Lukits did a series of paintings of vaqueros and female dancers that are know known as the Fiesta Suite, as studies for a mural project for Howard Hughes that was never completed

 

Lynne Carver - She dated Howard Hughes, briefly, in the 1930s, before moving on to MGM as Lynne Carver where she became a regular in their stable of actresses

 

Spartan Aircraft Company - Spartan was best known for the luxurious Spartan Executive aircraft produced in the late 1930s and early 1940s, made famous by such owners as Howard Hughes and King Ghazi of Iraq

 

Howard Hawks - Shooting began in late February 1930, about the same time that Howard Hughes was finally finishing his epic World War I aviation epic Hell's Angel's after being in production since September 1927.


1936

Katharine Hepburn - In 1936, while she was touring "Jane Eyre", Hepburn began a relationship with entrepreneur Howard Hughes


1938

Bette Davis - In 1938, after Mr. Nelson had evidence that Miss Davis was in a sexual relationship with Howard Hughes, he filed for a divorce


1939

Jack Frye - In 1939, desiring greater control of their airline Frye and Richter approached Howard Hughes to buy into the company


1940

Athole Shearer - They divorced twelve years later in 1940 at a turbulent time for Hawks who had been fired by studio owner Howard Hughes as the director of the film "The Outlaw"


1941

Howard Hawks - In 1941 Hawks began work on the Howard Hughes produced film The Outlaw, based on the life of Billy the Kid and starring Jane Russell.

 

Faith Domergue - In 1941, Domergue began an on-off relationship with Howard Hughes

 

Lucien Ballard - One film of note is 1941's controversial Howard Hughes film "The Outlaw"


1942

David Bacon (actor) - In 1942, Howard Hughes met Bacon, and signed him to an exclusive contract, with the intention of casting him in "The Outlaw" as Billy the Kid

 

Jane Greer - Howard Hughes spotted Greer modeling in the June 8, 1942, issue of "Life" magazine and sent her to Hollywood to become an actress


1943

Bikini - Howard Hughes designed the push-up bra worn by Jane Russell in "The Outlaw" in 1943

 

The Outlaw - "'The Outlaw"' is a 1943 American Western film, directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jane Russell


1944

Julie Bishop (actress) - Thrice married, Julie Bishop had a son, a physician and pilot, and a daughter, actress Pamela Susan Shoop, both by her second marriage, Gen. Clarence A. Shoop, a test pilot who flew for Howard Hughes and later became vice president of Hughes Aircraft; they were married from 1944 until his death in 1968


1946

Ann Miller - According to her New York Times obituary, Miller married three times, to Reese Llewellyn Milner in 1946, to William Moss in 1958 and to Arthur Cameron in 1961, and in between marriages dated such well-known men as Howard Hughes, Conrad Hilton and Louis B. Mayer

 

Jean Peters - Actor and soldier Audie Murphy claimed that he had a relationship with Peters in 1946, before she met Howard Hughes. Murphy, in fact, was Jean's date the day she met Hughes at a party in Bill and James Cagney's beach house.

 

Linda Darnell - In 1946, during production of "Centennial Summer", she repeatedly met with Howard Hughes

 

Johnny Mathis - Mathis purchased a mansion in Hollywood Hills, which was originally built by billionaire Howard Hughes in 1946, where he still maintains a residence

 

Rosemary DeCamp - On 7 July 1946, her Beverly Hills, California home was damaged when it was hit by a wing after the experimental XF-11 piloted by Howard Hughes crashed nearby


1947

Hughes Aircraft Company - In 1947, Howard Hughes redirected Hughes Aircraft's efforts from airplanes to helicopters

 

Oliver P. Echols - In August 1947, Echols was called before a War Investigating committee led by Senator Homer Ferguson, to uncover misconduct in wartime contracts given to Howard Hughes

 

Farley Granger - The film was nearing completion in October 1947 when Howard Hughes acquired RKO Radio Pictures, and the new studio head shelved it for two years before releasing it under the title "They Live by Night" in a single theater in London


1948

Atlas Corporation - In 1948, Howard Hughes acquired controlling interest in RKO from Atlas

 

Joseph Losey - Losey had a long-term contract with Dore Schary at RKO when Howard Hughes purchased the company in 1948 and began purging it of leftists


1949

Betsy Drake - On Christmas Day 1949 Drake and Grant married in a private ceremony organized by Grant's best man, Howard Hughes, and deliberately chose a low-key, introspective private life


1950

Gina Lollobrigida - In 1950 Howard Hughes invited Lollobrigida to make Hollywood films, but she refused, preferring to work in Europe

 

Jean Simmons - In 1950 Rank sold Simmons's contract to Howard Hughes, who owned the RKO studio in Hollywood

 

Baker Hughes - Through the 1950s and 1960s, Hughes Tool Company remained a private enterprise, owned by Howard Hughes, Jr. While Mr. Hughes was engaged in his Hollywood and aviation enterprises, managers in Houston, such as Fred Ayers and Maynard Montrose, kept the tool company growing through technical innovation and international expansion


1952

Jake Ehrlich - Included in his client list were; Alexander Pantages for statutory rape, Gene Krupa for cannabis, Billie Holiday for heroin, Errol Flynn and James Mason for divorce, Howard Hughes for the movie "The Outlaw", and Gertrude Morris for murdering her husband in 1952


1953

Hughes Aircraft Company - Howard Hughes donated Hughes Aircraft to the newly formed Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1953 allegedly as a way of avoiding taxes on its huge income

 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - It was founded by the American businessman Howard Hughes in 1953

 

Hughes Aircraft Company - Ramo and Wooldridge, having failed to reach an agreement with Howard Hughes regarding management problems, resigned in September 1953


1955

Hughes Aircraft Company - In 1955, Howard Hughes split the helicopter production unit from the Hughes Aircraft Company, and reconstituted it with Hughes Tool Company, calling it "'Hughes Tool Company's Aircraft Division"'

 

Susan Hayward - Later, in 1955, she was cast by Howard Hughes to play Bortai in the historical epic "The Conqueror", again opposite John Wayne


1957

Jean Peters - In 1957, after her divorce from Cramer, Peters married Howard Hughes, shortly before he faded from public view and became an eccentric recluse

 

Josef von Sternberg - It was Sternberg's final film; although another Hollywood picture he co-directed was released in 1957, it had actually been shot seven years earlier, when he was still under contract to producer Howard Hughes


1958

Edwin W. Pauley - In 1958 he founded Pauley Petroleum which, with Howard Hughes, expanded oil production in the Gulf of Mexico


1961

George Peppard - Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" , portrayed a character based on Howard Hughes in "The Carpetbaggers" , and played the title role of the millionaire sleuth Thomas Banacek in the early-1970s television series "Banacek"

 

Golden parachute - The first use of the term "golden parachute" is credited to a 1961 attempt by creditors to oust Howard Hughes from control of Trans World Airlines


1968

Watergate scandal - In 1968, O'Brien was appointed by Vice President Hubert Humphrey to serve as the national director of Humphrey's presidential campaign and, separately, by Howard Hughes, to serve as Hughes' public-policy lobbyist in Washington

 

Larry O'Brien - In 1968, Vice President Hubert Humphrey appointed O'Brien to serve nationally as the director of his presidential campaign and by Howard Hughes to serve in Washington as his public-policy lobbyist

 

Patrick McGoohan - McGoohan appeared in many films, including Howard Hughes's favourite, the 1968 film "Ice Station Zebra", for which he was critically acclaimed, and "Silver Streak" , with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor


1972

Manganese - In 1972 the CIA's Project Azorian, through billionaire Howard Hughes, commissioned the ship "Hughes Glomar Explorer" with the cover story of harvesting manganese nodules from the sea floor

 

Hawker Siddeley HS 748 - In 1972, a Hawker Siddeley 748 was one of the last planes to be flown by noted aviator Howard Hughes

 

Life (magazine) - "Life" lost credibility with many readers when it supported Clifford Irving, whose fraudulent autobiography of Howard Hughes was revealed as a hoax in January 1972


1975

Seymour Hersh - In 1975, Hersh was active in the investigation and reporting of Project Azorian , the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine effort to raise a Soviet submarine using the Howard Hughes' "Glomar Explorer"


Howard Hughes died in 1976 add something

 

Boeing Satellite Development Center - On April 5, 1976 Howard Hughes died at the age of 70, leaving no will


1977

In 1977, "The Hoax" by Clifford Irving was published in Great_Britain; it is the story of these events add something

 

Noah Dietrich - Ed Flanders played Dietrich against Tommy Lee Jones as Hughes in the 1977 mini-series "The Amazing Howard Hughes"

 

Katharine Hepburn - Feldshuh appeared as Hepburn in "The Amazing Howard Hughes", a 1977 television movie


1978

In a trial lasting seven months, the Mormon Will was eventually rejected by the Nevada court in June 1978 as a forgery add something

 

Billy Mackenzie - Her brother, Melvin Dummar, claimed to be the "one sixteenth" beneficiary of the estate of Howard Hughes, until the case was thrown out in 1978

 

Landmark Media Enterprises - It acquired the TV station in 1978 from a trust left by Howard Hughes upon his death


1979

Hughes Airwest was acquired by and merged into Republic Airlines in late 1980 add something

 

New York: Peter Wyden, 1979. lSBN 0-883261-52-9 add something

 

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1979 add something


1980

By 1980, the airline's route system had reached as far east as Houston Hobby Airport and Milwaukee add something

 

Mary Steenburgen - In only her third film, she won the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1980 film "Melvin and Howard," playing Lynda Dummar, the wife of Melvin Dummar, a trucker and aspiring singer, who claimed to have befriended reclusive eccentric Howard Hughes

 

Terry O'Quinn - Starting in 1980, O'Quinn has appeared in various feature films such as "Silver Bullet", "Tombstone", "Heaven's Gate", "Young Guns", alongside Rutger Hauer in Blind Fury, and as Howard Hughes in "The Rocketeer"


1984

In 1984, Hughes' estate paid an undisclosed amount to Terry Moore, who claimed to have been secretly married to Hughes on a yacht in international waters off Mexico in 1949 and never divorced add something


1985

Michael Drosnin - His first book, "Citizen Hughes", a biography of the American businessman Howard Hughes based on stolen documents, was published in 1985


1986

Short Hills, New Jersey: Burford Books, 1986 add something


1987

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987 add something

 

Yvonne De Carlo - In her autobiography, published in 1987, she listed 22 intimate friends, including Prince Aly Khan, Billy Wilder, Burt Lancaster, Howard Hughes, Robert_Stack and Robert Taylor


1989

Santa Monica, California: Roundtable, 1989 add something


1993

"Howard Hughes: The Secret Life", 1993 add something


1995

Stillwater, Minnesota: Voyageur Press, 1995 add something


1996

Los Angeles: General Publishing Group, 1996 add something

 

" Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing Group, 1996 add something


1997

College Station, $Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1997 add something

 

In 1997, General Motors sold Hughes Aircraft to Raytheon and in 2000, sold Hughes Space & Communications to Boeing add something


2002

Beverly Hills, California: New Millennium Press, 2002 add something


2003

Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2003 add something


2004

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2004 add something

 

His life story provided the inspiration for the film "The Aviator" starring Leonardo Dicaprio as Hughes, which was released in 2004 add something

 

Portland, Oregon: Broadway Books, 2004 add something

 

Roscoe Turner - Actor and animal trainer Raymond Ducasse portrayed Roscoe Turner in the 2004 motion picture "The Aviator" about the life and career of Howard Hughes

 

Kate Beckinsale - Also in 2004, Beckinsale portrayed Ava Gardner in Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic "The Aviator"

 

Ava Gardner - Gardner has been portrayed by Marcia Gay Harden in the TV miniseries "Sinatra", Deborah Kara Unger in HBO's "The Rat Pack", Kate Beckinsale in the 2004 Howard Hughes biopic, "The Aviator" and Anna Drijver in the 2012 Italian TV film "Walter Chiari - Fino all'ultima risata"

 

Katharine Hepburn - In Martin Scorsese's 2004 biopic of Howard Hughes, "The Aviator", Hepburn was portrayed by Cate Blanchett, who won the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance

 

Faith Domergue - In the 2004 Howard Hughes biopic film "The Aviator", Domergue was played by Kelli Garner

 

Jean Harlow - More recently, Gwen Stefani briefly appeared as Harlow in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Howard Hughes biopic "The Aviator"

 

John C. Reilly - Reilly appeared in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Howard Hughes biopic, "The Aviator", as Hughes' trusted business partner, Noah Dietrich

 

Lockheed Constellation - The "Star of America" has appeared at many airshows and was even used in "The Aviator", the 2004 film depicting the life of TWA's one-time owner Howard Hughes, the man often credited with helping design and develop the original Constellation series


2006

Noah Dietrich - Nonagenarian actor Eli Wallach played Dietrich in the 2006 movie "The Hoax", about author Clifford Irving's faked Howard Hughes autobiography


2007

The 2007 film "The Hoax", starring Richard Gere, is based on these events add something


2008

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - In 2008, the Trustees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute selected Robert Tjian as the new president of HHMI. In 2009, HHMI awarded 50 researchers, as part of the HHMI Early Career Scientist Competition


2015

However in 2015, Beatty will play as Hughes with an ensemble cast in "Untitled Warren Beatty project" in which he directed add something


2016

However, in 2016, Beatty will play as Hughes with an ensemble cast in "Rules Don't Apply" in which he directed add something


2017

On November 4, 2017, the 70th anniversary of the only flight of the H-4 Hercules was celebrated at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum with Hughes' paternal cousin Michael Wesley Summerlin and Brian Palmer Evans, son of Hughes radio technology pioneer Dave Evans, taking their positions in the recreation of a photo that was previously taken of Hughes, Dave Evans and Joe Petrali on board the H-4 Hercules add something