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John Huston

John Huston


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Also Known As: Died: August 28, 1987
Born: August 5, 1906 Cause of Death: complications from emphysema
Birth Place: Nevada, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


grandfather: John Marcellus Gore. Died in 1913.
grandmother: Adelia Gore. Helped to raise Huston.
father: Walter Huston. Actor. Born on April 6, 1884; married Huston's mother on December 31, 1904; divorced in 1912; later wed to vaudevillian Bayonne Whipple (from 1915 to 1931) and actress Ninette Sunderland (from 1931 until his death); acted in son's directorial debut "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) and later won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948); died on April 7, 1950.
mother: Rhea Gore. Journalist. Born c. 1881; married Huston's father on December 31, 1904; divorced in 1912.
son: Tony Huston. Director, screenwriter, former lawyer. Born on April 15, 1950; mother, Enrica Soma; acted in "The List of Adrian Messenger" (1963) and wrote screenplay for "The Dead" (1987).
daughter: Anjelica Huston. Actor, director. Born on July 8, 1951; mother, Enrica Soma; debut in father's film, "Sinful Davey" (1969) at age 16; later directed by him in the disastrous "A Walk With Love and Death" (1969), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985), for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and "The Dead" (1987).
son: Danny Huston. Director, actor. Born on May 14, 1962; mother, Zoe Sallis; designed the main title sequence for Huston's "Under the Volcano" (1984), directed father in the 1990 direct-to-video release "Mr Corbett's Ghost" (shot in 1986) and helmed "Mr. North" (1988), produced and scripted by father.
daughter: Allegra Huston. Producer, former book editor. Daughter of Enrica Soma and a titled Englishman, conceived during Soma's separation from Huston; after Soma's death, Huston raised her as his own child.
son: Pablo Huston. Adopted.

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