Rupert Hughes

Novelist, Author

1872 – 1956

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Who was Rupert Hughes?

Rupert Hughes was an American novelist, film director, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He was the brother of Howard R. Hughes, Sr. and uncle of billionaire Howard R. Hughes, Jr. His three volume scholarly biography of George Washington broke new ground in demythologizing Washington and was well received by historians. A staunch anti-Communist, in the 1940s he served as president of the American Writers Association, a group of anti-Communist writers.

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Born
Jan 31, 1872
Lancaster
Also known as
  • Rupert Raleigh Hughes
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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  • Case Western Reserve University
Died
Sep 9, 1956
Hollywood

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on July 23, 2013

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