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John Hughes

  • Birth 18 Feb 1950 Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 6 Aug 2009 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 40348198

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter, Producer. He is best known for the 1980's comedy and teenager films "Sixteen Candles" (1984), "The Breakfast Club" (1985), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987). He wrote the screenplay for the popular 1990 film "Home Alone". Raised in Chicago, Hughes was an advertising copywriter and later joke writer for Chicago-area comedians. A stint as editor of National Lampoon Magazine would lead to his Hollywood career. His big screen writing credits include "Mr. Mom" (1983), "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), "Pretty in Pink" (1986), "Uncle Buck" (1989), "Dutch" (1991) and "Beethoven" (1992).

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  • Originally Created by: Sal Mineo Fan
  • Added: 6 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40348198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hughes (18 Feb 1950–6 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40348198, citing Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .