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Original Name
John Wilden Hughes, Jr.
Birth
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Death
6 Aug 2009 (aged 59)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
40348198 View Source

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter, Producer. He is best known for the 1980's comedy and teenager films "Sixteen Candles" (1984), "The Breakfast Club" (1985), "Weird Science" (1985), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987). He wrote the screenplay for the popular Christmas family comedies, "Home Alone" (1990) and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992). Raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Northbrook, Illinois, 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), "National Lampoon's European Vacation" (1985), "Pretty in Pink" (1986), "Some Kind of Wonderful" (1987), "The Great Outdoors" (1988), "She's Having a Baby"(1988), Uncle Buck" (1989), "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989), "Career Opportunities" (1991), "Curly Sue" (1991), "Only the Lonely" (1991), "Dutch" (1991), "Beethoven" (1992), "Dennis the Menace" (1993), "Baby's Day Out" (1994) and "101 Dalmatians" (1996).

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter, Producer. He is best known for the 1980's comedy and teenager films "Sixteen Candles" (1984), "The Breakfast Club" (1985), "Weird Science" (1985), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987). He wrote the screenplay for the popular Christmas family comedies, "Home Alone" (1990) and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992). Raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Northbrook, Illinois, 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), "National Lampoon's European Vacation" (1985), "Pretty in Pink" (1986), "Some Kind of Wonderful" (1987), "The Great Outdoors" (1988), "She's Having a Baby"(1988), Uncle Buck" (1989), "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989), "Career Opportunities" (1991), "Curly Sue" (1991), "Only the Lonely" (1991), "Dutch" (1991), "Beethoven" (1992), "Dennis the Menace" (1993), "Baby's Day Out" (1994) and "101 Dalmatians" (1996).

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Sal Mineo Fan
  • Added: 6 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 40348198
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40348198/john-hughes: accessed ), memorial page for John Hughes (18 Feb 1950–6 Aug 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 40348198, citing Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.