Howard Hughes


Birthday December 24, 1905

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Houston, TX

DEATH DATE Apr 5, 1976 (70)

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American pilot and eventual businessman who later became a millionaire movie producer and Las Vegas recluse. He was one of the wealthiest people of his time and used much of his wealth for philanthropy. 

Before Fame

He enjoyed building things as a young boy, such as a radio transmitter and motorized bicycle.


His films were big-budget extravaganzas that challenged the social mores of his day. They included The Racket from 1928, Hell's Angels from 1930, and Scarface from 1932.

Family Life

He married Ella Botts Rice in June 1925, but they divorced in 1929. He pursued many famous women throughout his life, including Ava Gardner, Olivia de Havilland, and Katharine Hepburn.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator in 2004.


Howard Hughes Highlights
Howard Hughes Highlights