John Hughes (filmmaker)

American filmmaker (1950–2009)
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John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker. He was born in Lansing, Michigan. He grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Northbrook, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He died of a heart attack in Manhattan, New York City.

John Hughes
John Wilden Hughes Jr.

(1950-02-18)February 18, 1950
DiedAugust 6, 2009(2009-08-06) (aged 59)
Resting placeLake Forest Cemetery
Other namesEdmond Dantès
  • Director
  • producer
  • writer
Years active1970–2009
Nancy Ludwig
(m. 1970)
ParentJohn Hughes Sr. (father) Elizabeth Thorne (mother)
RelativesTamara Thorne (sister)

Hughes' movies include: National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Career Opportunities, Only the Lonely, Curly Sue, Beethoven, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Dennis the Menace, Baby's Day Out, Miracle of 34th Street, Lovers in Las Vegas, 101 Dalmatians, Flubber, Home Alone 3, Just Visiting, Maid in Manhattan and Drillbit Taylor.


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