John Huston was a celebrated American film director, actor and screenwriter known for directing and writing the screenplays of such classic films as 1948'sThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1950's The Asphalt Jungle, 1951's The African Queen and 1975's The Man Who Would Be King. As an actor, he starred in dozens of films, including 1974's Chinatown.
He was the only child born to Rhea and actor and singer Walter Huston. He was married five times and had five children, including Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston.
In addition to winning Multiple Academy Awards, he also directed both his father Walter Huston and daughter Anjelica Huston to Academy Award wins.
For his immense contribution to motion pictures, he was awarded a number of lifetime achievement awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1933, while driving on Sunset Boulevard in California, he accidentally hit and killed a young woman named Tosca Roulien.
Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.John Huston
was a famous American director,
who was born on
August 5, 1906. As a person born on this date, John Huston is listed in our database as the 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 5) and the 15th most popular for the year (1906).
People born on August 5
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
John Huston is the 542nd most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to John Huston's birthday, John Huston is the 3577th most famous American.
In general, John Huston ranks as the 6449th
most popular famous person, and the 84th most popular director of all time.
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