John Hughes


John Hughes

Original Name John Wilden Hughes, Jr.
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
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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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