Knowledge Identifier: +Howard_Hughes
Born in 1905.
Countries: United States (81%), (6%), United Kingdom (5%)
Linked to: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Hughes Tool Company, California Institute of Technology, Rice University
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
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
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
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
Marshall Neilan - A talented screenwriter, in 1927 he wrote the original story for the Howard Hughes film, "Hell's Angels"
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
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
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
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.
Katharine Hepburn - In 1936, while she was touring "Jane Eyre", Hepburn began a relationship with entrepreneur Howard Hughes
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
Jack Frye - In 1939, desiring greater control of their airline Frye and Richter approached Howard Hughes to buy into the company
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hughes Aircraft Company - Ramo and Wooldridge, having failed to reach an agreement with Howard Hughes regarding management problems, resigned in September 1953
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
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
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
Boeing Satellite Development Center - On April 5, 1976 Howard Hughes died at the age of 70, leaving no will
In a trial lasting seven months, the Mormon Will was eventually rejected by the Nevada court in June 1978 as a forgery
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
By 1980, the airline's route system had reached as far east as Houston Hobby Airport and Milwaukee
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
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
Michael Drosnin - His first book, "Citizen Hughes", a biography of the American businessman Howard Hughes based on stolen documents, was published in 1985
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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
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
The 2007 film "The Hoax", starring Richard Gere, is based on these events
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
However in 2015, Beatty will play as Hughes with an ensemble cast in "Untitled Warren Beatty project" in which he directed
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