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.

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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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[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!


Gen. Matsui: [saddened by seeing his men surrender] This is not a pretty sight for me to see.
Guy Gabaldon: Neither was Pearl Harbor!


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

While playing Jesus in King of Kings (1961), his armpits were shaved for the crucifixion scenes

In a radio interview in Palm Springs on November 7, 2005, Laurel Goodwin, his co-star in the Star Trek pilot, revealed his wife at the time, Joan Bartlett, demanded he get more money to continue performing in the lead role when the series was picked up as a regular series. After long negotiations, the producers, feeling great pressure, decided to simply recast Hunter for a new actor and captain, James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner. The crew was also recast to bring different ethnic backgrounds to the cast to show how they co-existed peacefully in the future.

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