81 (passed away Aug. 28th, 1987)
Aug. 5th, 1906
Nevada, Missouri, USA
John Huston's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1986 - Momo
1985 - The Black Cauldron
1982 - Annie
1982 - Cannery Row
1979 - Winter Kills
1979 - Wise Blood
1975 - The Wind and the Lion
1975 - Breakout
1974 - Chinatown
1973 - Battle for the Planet of the Apes
1972 - The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
1971 - Man in the Wilderness
1970 - The Kremlin Letter
1970 - Myra Breckinridge
1968 - Candy
1966 - The Bible: In the Beginning...
1963 - The Cardinal
1963 - The List of Adrian Messenger
1962 - Freud
1961 - The Misfits
1956 - Moby Dick
1948 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1943 - Report from the Aleutians
Guest TV Roles
John Huston was a man of many interests - painting, boxing, sculpture, gambling, fox-hunting, etc. He had four children: Tony and Angelica (with Ricki Soma), Danny (with another woman), and Allegra (Ricki with another man, but Huston raised the girl after Ricki died in a car crash). Huston wrote a somewhat sanitized autobiography in 1980 (friends who read it said, "Good book, John - who's it about?").
- Once described 'Charles Bronson' (qv) as "a grenade with the pin pulled".
- Huston was a licenced pilot...and a prankster. He once flew over a golf course and dropped 5,000 ping-pong balls while a celebrity golf tournament was in progress.
- Maternal great-grandfather was Col. William P. Richardson who led the 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.
- Appeared with daughter 'Anjelica Huston' (qv) in _A Walk with Love and Death (1969)_ (qv).
- 'Mike Nichols (I)' (qv), in the director's commentary on the _Catch-22 (1970)_ (qv) DVD, recalled that one day he was shooting street scenes at Rome's Studi di Cinecittą when he saw Huston at a pay phone. Huston was at Cinecittą helming _The Kremlin Letter (1970)_ (qv), considered by many to be the nadir of his directorial career. Nichols says that Huston was on the phone placing bets with his bookie back in the US while the red light of the soundstage in which "Kremlin" was being shot was on. This meant that Huston's movie was being shot, but that it was not being directed by him. Such is the strange way by which movies were made, Nichols explains cryptically.
- Became an Honorary Doctor of Literature at the Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland in 1964.
- Father-in-law of 'Pat Delaney (I)' (qv).
- Accidentally struck and killed a Hollywood dancer, Tosca Roulien, while driving on Sunset Boulevard on September 25, 1933. 'Walter Huston' (qv) appealed to MGM studio boss 'Louis B. Mayer' (qv) to use his influence with the LAPD regarding any questions of alcohol being involved. A subsequent inquest absolved Huston of any blame for the accident.