Happy Birthday: John Huston (1906–1987)

johnhuston.jpgJohn Huston (1906–1987)

Born: August 5, 1906 in Nevada, Missouri, USA
Died: August 28, 1987 (age 81) in Middletown, Rhode Island, USA

Married to: Celeste Shane (8 August 1972 – 21 July 1975) (divorced)
Enrica Sonia Soma (11 February 1950 – 29 January 1969) (her death) (2 children)
Evelyn Keyes (23 July 1946 – 10 February 1950) (divorced) (1 child)
Lesley Black (3 October 1937 – 1945) (divorced)
Dorothy Jeanne Harvey (17 October 1926 – 18 August 1933) (divorced)

Born in Missouri in 1906,Huston was an early performer alongside his vaudevillian father. Young adulthood found him on Broadway, and after dabbling in a variety of arts Huston settled on screenwriting.

His script for 1941’s The Maltese Falcon earned him the director’s chair on the film; a critical and popular hit of classic proportions, John’s Hollywood status was sealed. He won Best Director and Screenplay Oscars for 1948’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and had thirteen additional nominations for directing, writing, and even acting.

John Huston died in 1987.

The Maltese Falcon
1941
dir. Huston
starring
Humphrey Bogart
Mary Astor
KEY LARGO

KEY LARGOKey Largo
1948
dir. Huston
starring
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADREThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1948
dir. Huston
starring
Humphrey Bogart
Walter Huston
THE AFRICAN QUEENThe African Queen
1951
dir. John Huston
Starring
Humphrey Bogart
Katharine Hepburn
Moulin RougeMoulin Rouge
1952
dir. Huston
Starring
Jose Ferrer
Zsa Zsa Gabor
BEAT THE DEVILBeat the Devil
1953
dir. Huston
Starring
Humphrey Bogart
Jennifer Jones
THE UNFORGIVENThe Unforgiven
1960
dir. John Huston
Cast
Burt Lancaster
Audrey Hepburn
THE MISFITSThe Misfits
1961
dir. Huston
Starring
Clark Gable
Marilyn Monroe
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANAThe Night of the Iguana
1964
dir. John Huston
Starring
Richard Burton
Ava Gardner
CHINATOWNChinatown
1974
dir. by Roman Polanski
starring
Jack Nicholson
Huston
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KINGThe Man Who Would Be King
1975
dir. John Huston
Cast
Sean Connery
Michael Caine
PRIZZIS HONORPrizzi’s Honor
1985
dir. Huston
Starring
Jack Nicholson
Kathleen Turner
THE DEADThe Dead
1987
dir. John Huston
Starring
Anjelica Huston
Donal McCann
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