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Producer, Ross Hunter, was born Martin Fuss on May 6, 1920 in Cleveland, OH. Hunter died at the age of 75 on Mar 10, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Some sources, including Halliwell as well as the World Almanac, cite Hunter's year of birth as 1921. Others, including The Film Encyclopedia (Katz) and The Encyclopedia of Film (Monaco/Baseline) cite it as 1916. The New York Times's obituary article on Hunter, which appeared in that newspaper's 12 March 1996 issue, cited his age at death as 75. According to the latter prescription, then, simple arithmetic would define Hunter's date of birth as 6 May 1920.

When actor Martin Fuss went to Hollywood in 1944, it was Columbia Pictures' casting director Maxwell Arnow who suggested he change his name to Ross Hunter. After 8 years of acting, Hunter turned his hand to producing movies.

Was a life partner of producer/set decorator Jacques Mapes. They were together for over 40 years - one of the longest Hollywood relationships! Ross and Jacque produced films together including Rosie! (1967) and Airport (1970).

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