Jeffrey Hunter Overview:

Legendary actor, Jeffrey Hunter, was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on Nov 25, 1926 in New Orleans, LA. Hunter died at the age of 42 on May 27, 1969 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Glen Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylmar, Los Angeles County, CA.


Tall, dark, virile, young-looking American leading man, a favorite target for fan mail throughout the fifties at Twentieth Century-Fox, where his career ran parallel to that of Robert Wagner, with whom he often appeared in films. Away from Fox, Hunter got himself into a variety of out-of-the-way projects, that were not given wide distribution, and his name dropped from the popularity polls. Married to Barbara Rush (first of three) from 1950 to 1955. Died after surgery following injuries sustained in a fall.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Hunter was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Joe Collins: Their idea of fun is a word called torture, and the only thing they're interested in is gold and women.

[the raiders see Andrews successfully talking some repairmen into giving their tools to them]
William Pittenger: I don't see why we have to take the South: if Andrews *asked* for it, they'd *give* it to him!

Lt. Tom Cantrell: [Complaining about the prosutor's tactics] A soldier's life is at stake and this man is playing cheap legal tricks!

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He was the first friend actor Roger Moore made in Hollywood. In his autobiography, Moore says he named his son Geoffrey Moore in his honor.

Starred in unsold, unshown NBC series pilot "Journey Into Fear" in 1966. Based on same Eric Ambler novel as the 1942 movie with Orson Welles.

Was working toward his Master's in radio at UCLA when he was discovered.

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