John Huston

American film director, screenwriter, and actor (1906–1987)

John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American movie director, producer, screenwriter and actor.

Huston in c. 1960

He wrote the screenplays for 37 movies he directed, many of which are today known as classics such as; The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Misfits (1961), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975).

During his 46-year career, Huston was nominated for 15 Academy Awards, for which he won only two. He was the father of actress Anjelica Huston and actor Danny Huston and was the son of actor Walter Huston.

He was born in Nevada, Missouri on August 5, 1906. His father was Academy Award-winning actor Walter Huston.

He was married to Dorothy Harvey from 1925 until they divorced in 1926. Then he married Lesley Black from 1937 until they divorced in 1945. Thirdly he married Enrica Soma from 1950 until her death in 1969. Lastly he married Celeste Shane from 1972 until they divorced in 1977. He was partners with Zoe Sallis. Huston had 5 children (one is adopted), including Anjelica Huston.

Huston died August 28, 1987 in Middletown, Rhode Island from pneumonia caused by his emphysema; he was 81 years old.[1]

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