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John Hughes Bio, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Height, Death, Movies

John Hughes Bio, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Height, Death, Movies

Facts of John Hughes

Full Name:John Hughes
Birth Date:February 18, 1950
Age:74 years
DivorceNancy Ludwig (m. 1970–2009)
Net Worth$150 Million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorGrey
Birth PlaceLnsing, Michigan
EducationGlenbrook North High School
FatherJohn Hughes
MotherMarion Crawford
KidsJames Hughes, John Hughes III
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John Hughes was a famous American Filmmaker mainly famous for lass Reunion (1982) and National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983).

Early Life of John Hughes

John Hughes was born on February 18, 1950, in Lansing, Michigan, the United States. As of 2019, he is to turn around 69 years old if he was alive. He is the son of John Hughes Sr and Marion Crawford. Further, he had one brother and three sisters as his siblings. John held American nationality and belonged to the white ethnic group.

John with his familoy
Caption: John with his family

He attended Grove [Middle] School before he attended Glenbrook North High School, which gave him inspiration for the films that made his reputation in later years.

Who is John Hughes’s Wife? Children

Discussing his personal life, John was a married man. He married Nancy Ludwig just at the age of 20. The couple met each other for the first time when they were in high school. They fell in love and finally married in the year 1970. The couple also shares two children together name John Hughes III (born in 1976) and James Hughes (born in 1979).

John with his wife Nancy
Caption: John with his wife Nancy

What was John Hughes’s Net Worth and Salary?

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of John Hughes is around $150 million. He collected this whopping net worth from his film-making career.

What are John Hughes’s Causes of Death?

John Hughes died on August 6, 2009, while taking a walk near his hotel on West 55th street in Manhattan, New York City due to a heart attack. The day before his death, he had traveled down to New York to see his new-born grandson and his son, James

. Moreover, he was said to have been in perfect health at the time of his death. John’s funeral was held on August 11 in Chicago at Lake Forest Cemetery. His sudden demise left the entertainment industry in the tears.

Career and Movies

  • After high school, he began selling jokes to performers.
  • Then, he used these jokes to get a job as a copywriter in 1970 at Needham, Harper, and Steers.
  • Later on, he wrote a story that was inspired by his travels as a child titled Vacation 58.
  • Then this gave him a spot in the National Lampoon Magazine and the story later became a movie; National Lampoon’s Vacation, which also led to several sequels including National Lampoon’s European Vacation which was released in 1985.
John Hughes, Filmmaker
Ca[tion: John Hughes, Filmmaker
  • His first credited screenplay was Class Reunion and then National Lampoon’s Vacation, which was a major hit.
  • After that, in 1984, Hughes’ directorial debut Sixteen Candles was loved by everyone. It also received countless praises and did well at the box office.
  • Moreover, it also led to the creation of Hughes’ own production company.
  • Further, some of these teen-themed movies are The Breakfast ClubPretty in PinkWeird ScienceSome Kind of Wonderful, and lots more.
  • Likewise, in 1987, Hughes branched out from teen comedies and directed the hit film, PlainsTrains, and Automobiles. The movie starred Steve Martin and John Candy.
  • Financially speaking, his’ greatest success was Home Alone (1990).
  • Moreover,  Home Alone was the top-grossing film that year and to date, it remains the most successful live-action family comedy of all time. Finally, the last movie Hughes directed was Curly Sue.