Hugh Hunt (Production Designer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Hugh Hunt was an American set decorator. He won two Academy Awards and was nominated for eleven more in the category Best Art Direction.

Born: March 8, 1902, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died: September 1, 1988
Occupation: Set decorator
Years active: 1935 – 1970
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About Hugh Hunt

This cinematic art director earned Academy Awards for his work on the 1953 film Julius Caesar and on the 1959 movie Ben Hur. Over the course of his career, he received eleven additional Oscar nominations for his work as a dresser of movie sets.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he decorated the sets for such 1940s films as Somewhere I’ll Find You, The Human Comedy, and Cabin in the Sky.


He was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 1945, Albert Lewin-directed film version of the Oscar Wilde novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Family Life

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he died in San Diego, California, at the age of eighty-six.


He earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a 1964 musical film based on the life of Titanic survivor Margaret Brown.

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Latest information about Hugh Hunt updated on August 31, 2020.

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