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.

MINI BIO:

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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Jeffrey Hunter Quotes:

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


Gen. Matsui: The was not a pretty sight for me to see.
Guy Gabaldon: Neither was Pearl Harbor.


Jesus: [then, Jesus catches a chalice of wine, he pronounces the blessing, and he gives him to the disciples] Blessed you are you, oh Master, Our King of the Universe that gives us the wine, fruit of the Vineyard. Take, drink, therefore this is my blood that will be spilled by many for the pardon of the sins.


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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.

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 a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity while at Northwestern University.

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