Happy Birthday: John Huston (1906–1987)

Festival Reviews

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…

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