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Howard Hughes

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- American aviator, industrialist, film producer, director, philanthropist, and billionaire business man, Hughes was one of the world’s most innovative and eccentric people.

- His highly scandalous life was driven by his passions for flying and film. Aside from setting several world flying records, he also pioneered many elements in aviation design.

- One of his best known plane designs was the Spruce Goose, an over-sized wooden sea-plane.

- From his family’s oil and tool business, Hughes branched out into Hollywood film production, making popular films such as Scarface (1932) and The Outlaw (1943).

- He is well known for his relationships with many Hollywood actresses, including Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and Jean Harlow.

- Overwhelmed by irrational paranoia about people and germs, he spent the last 20 years of his life living in hotel penthouses around the world. He died whilst on a plane flying from Mexico to Texas for medical treatment.

- Born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. on December 24, 1905 in Houston TX.

- Died April 5, 1976 on an airplane

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