Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.

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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Humble, Harris County, Texas, United States
Death: April 05, 1976 (70)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Howard Robard Hughes, Sr. and Allene Stone Hughes
Ex-husband of Ella Botts Rice and Jean Peters

Occupation: Chairman of Hughes Aircraft, Industrialist, Aviator, Engineer, Film producer and Director, film director and producer, pilot, business owner, and philanthropist billionaire
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.

Howard Hughes was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, film director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He gained prominence from the late 1920s as a maverick film producer, making big-budget and often controversial films like Hell's Angels, Scarface, and The Outlaw. Hughes was one of the most influential aviators in history: he set multiple world air-speed records, built the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 "Hercules" (better known to history as the "Spruce Goose") aircraft, and acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines. Hughes is also remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life, caused in part by a worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder. His legacy is maintained through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.'s Timeline

1905
December 24, 1905
Humble, Harris County, Texas, United States
1976
April 5, 1976
Age 70
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
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Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States