A Tribute to Jeffrey Hunter
(1926-1969)

Home PageFrom New Orleans to Wisconsin to HollywoodClick here to browse through pages of publicity portraits, candids, and family photosPlot summaries and many photos from his filmsTelevisionWhat's available on DVD and VHS? Find out!1950's radio performancesArticles from movie magazines, interviews, clippings, and other goodies!Various book and magazine covers adorned with photos of JeffWatch short streaming video clips from his films and television appearancesForum/ChatroomLinks to other interesting movie sites, and sites with Jeffrey Hunter informationContact

SOME FAN FAVORITES:


Jeffrey Hunter portrayed Christ in this classic film
Jeffrey Hunter co-starred with John Wayne in this popular John Ford film
Jeffrey Hunter portrayed Captain Christopher Pike in the early days of Star Trek
 

QUOTE:
The idea of making pictures abroad is exciting when you're in Hollywood and have never worked in foreign countries. You think you'll get to see the sights and have the fun that goes with traveling. Actually, you spend so much time on the job that you don't do much else.
      Jeffrey Hunter
 
 

JEFFREY HUNTER IN PRINT

The links below will take you to dozens of magazine articles, clippings, plots and photos from his films, etc., reproduced from the original printed materials for your information and enjoyment.  There is a wide selection here:  puff pieces about Jeff's home and family life, earnest revelations about his experiences and feelings portraying Christ in King of Kings, biographies and tributes, and much more.  There are even book chapters focused on Jeff's life that have been excerpted here from longer works, with the kind permission of the authors.




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Scrapbook    Articles and Interviews from the 1950's and 1960's    In Memoriam    Posthumous Biographical Articles, Commentaries, and Tributes    About Jeffrey Hunter's Films and Television Work    Star Trek Articles


ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE 1950'S AND 1960'S

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1951:
   Short Takes
   You Chose These Stars

1952:
   Biography of Jeffrey Hunter
   Here's How It Happened
   1st Anniversary
   dreamboat's a-comin'
   Game for a Party?
   Infanticipatin'
   Young Man With a Future
   To Barbara With Love (A true confession by Jeff Hunter)
   We Ham It Up At Home
   Private Life of Jeff Hunter  

1953:
   Looking Around
(by Jeffrey Hunter)
   Father and...
   You Belong To Me
   Darling, Wish You Were Here
   He Made It - Single-Handed
   Call Me Pop
   Jeffrey Hunter: Return of the Hunter
   The Role I Liked Best (by Jeffrey Hunter)
   The Most Exciting Men in Hollywood
   Prevue's Guy of the Month: Jeffrey Hunter
   What Marriage Has Taught Me (by Jeff Hunter)
   Gettin' The Treatment (added 8/31/2011)
   Barbara's Guy
   Hunters' Paradise

1954:
   They Don't Need a Crowd
   How Jeffrey Hunter Keeps Physically Fit
   She Has Her Cake...and Eats It Too
   Lucky 3
   Papas are Made - Not Born!
   No Divorce for Us! (by Barbara Rush)
   People Stop and Stare
   His Heart's Desire
   Towards the Sun (by Jeffrey Hunter)
   Acallin' on the Hunters
   Barbara's Shining Hour
   We're Not Afraid
   Mexican Holiday

1955:
   The House That's Really a Home
   The Young and the Beautiful
   Why Did It Happen?
   I'm So Sorry About Barbara and Jeff
   The Ladies Want to be His Consolation Prize
   Just Lucky
   Hunter's Hideaway
   Las Vegas Lark

1956:
   When They Were Sixteen
   Barbara and Jeff: Split in Haste! Repenting at Leisure?
         (added 8/31/2011)
   He Got Out From Behind the 8 Ball
   Jeff Hunter Calls It Quits
   The Rebel With a Cause
   Alone - But Not for Long






1957:
   Preparedness and Opportunity (in German)
   Preparedness and Opportunity (in English; many thanks to our friend Teddy for her impeccable translation from the original German!)
   Good Guys Sometimes Win

1958:
   My Wife's Love Saved My Life

1961:
   Dare I, A Sinner, Play Christ?
   King of Kings
   The Man Who Plays Jesus
   Jeffrey Hunter in King of Kings (added 4/3/2012)

1962:
   Miracle of Faith
   Jeffrey Hunter: A Man Reborn
   Actor's Choice (by Jeffrey Hunter)

1963:
   Hunter's Paradise!

1964:
   Jeff Hunter Breaks Hollywood Jinx
   Ten Push-Ups and I Simmer Down
   I Was Only a Man Playing God
   The Marriage That Almost Wasn't
   Jeffrey Hunter: Un Buen Chico Sera Un Bandito (A Nice Guy Will Be a Bandit) (in Spanish; English translation below)
   Jeffrey Hunter: A Nice Guy Will Be a Bandit (in English; yet another THANK YOU to Eva for her invaluable translation assistance!)
        (added 5/6/2012)
   Jeffrey Hunter, un bandido con los ojos azules (a bandit with blue eyes) (in Spanish; English translation below)
   Jeffrey Hunter, a bandit with blue eyes (in English; heartfelt thanks to our friend Eva for her wonderful translation work!)

1965:
   Male Call (Interview)
   Happy in Hollywood (Interview)

1966:
   He Wanted a Divorce for Xmas

   Jeffrey Hunter, un actor que habla poco de si mismo (an actor who speaks little of himself) (in Spanish; English translation below)
   Jeffrey Hunter, an actor who speaks little of himself (in English; thanks again to Eva for translating!)

1967:
   Jeffrey Hunter: Du western sous tous les cieux (Under all the western skies)  (in French)

1968:
The article (all links) below was added on 9/20/2011.
   Jeffrey Hunter (El hombre)   (The man)  Part 1  (in Spanish; English translation below)
   Jeffrey Hunter (El hombre)   (The man)  Part 2  (in Spanish; English translation below)
   Jeffrey Hunter (The man)  Parts 1 and 2  (in English; a big thank-you yet again to Eva for translating!)

1969:
   The Wedding That Shocked Hollywood
   The Surprise Marriage of Emily McLaughlin and Jeff Hunter
   Emily McLaughlin Becomes Mrs. Jeff Hunter In Surprise Wedding!










 

IN MEMORIAM

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1969 Newspaper Obituaries:

   Actor Jeffrey Hunter Dies of Injuries; Fall Believed Cause  (L.A. Times)
   Jeff Hunter, Actor, Dies After Fall   (The Milwaukee Journal)
   Jeffrey Hunter, Film Actor, Is Dead   (The New York Times)
   Services Set for Actor Jeffrey Hunter   (The Milwaukee Sentinel)

1969 Magazine Articles:
   Jeffrey Hunter: 1925 - 1969
   He Had Changed So Much
   Jeffrey Hunter Dies at 42: A New Life Cut Short
   Jeffrey Hunter Dies
   Jeffrey Hunter Dies in Accident!
   At the Height of Happiness - Death
   "I Know Jeff's Waiting for Me on the Other Side!"



1970:
   Emily McLaughlin Tells the Truth About Her Husband's Tragic Death
   How Emily McLaughlin Fights Loneliness

1972:
   All the Way Home

1974:
   "Love Brought My Late Husband Back to Me"

1975:
   I Came Through Heartbreak to Happiness!
   "He Taught Me the True Meaning of Love!"

Unknown Source/Date:
   I Only Say Thank You


POSTHUMOUS BIOGRAPHICAL ARTICLES, COMMENTARIES, AND TRIBUTES

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1974:

   Notes on Jeffrey Hunter and His Films One of the best overviews of his career ever published
      Part I  - First 8 Pages
      Part II - Last 8 Pages

1975:
   Jeffrey Hunter: The Eyes Have It

1984:
   A Friendship Remembered Reprinted with permission of the author, Don Kreger
   Jeffrey Hunter: A Pretty Face May Have Been His Downfall
   Star Trek's First Captain: Jeffrey Hunter

1985:
   Jeffrey Hunter Biography

1989:
   Jeffrey Hunter: An American Dreamboat
   Jeffrey Hunter etait vraiment trop beau! (Jeffrey Hunter was Really Too Beautiful!) (in French)

1990:
   Jeffrey Hunter: Heaven on the Face Reprinted with permission of the author, Maria Ciaccia, from her book, Dreamboats: Hollywood Hunks of the '50s

1996:
   The Unknown Captain (by Glenn A. Mosley)

2000:
   Jeffrey Hunter, Hollywood's Most Handsome All-round Actor  Written in the year 2000 by Gregor Hauser, a Jeffrey Hunter fan from Austria. This paper has not been published anywhere else, but Gregor has consented to share it here.  It is presented in the original German and in an English version, also.  (Many thanks to our friend Teddy for her hours of translation work!)
     Original German version
     Translated English version

2002:
   Strange Days: Jeffrey Hunter
   Jeffrey Hunter chapter, from the book Famous Wisconsin Film Stars (by Kristin Gilpatrick) Offered here with the permission of the author. This book is available at Amazon.com and also at http://www.badgerbooks.com/ (scroll down to the title). There are also chapters on many other film greats, including Spencer Tracy, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, Fred MacMurray, Don Ameche, and Pat O'Brien.

2004:
   Too Nice (by Don Kreger)





ABOUT JEFFREY HUNTER'S FILMS AND TELEVISION WORK

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1951:

   Take Care of My Little Girl

1952:
   Belles on Their Toes
   Dreamboat
   Lure of the Wilderness

1954:
   Three Young Texans
   Princess of the Nile

1955:
   White Feather
     Pages 1-3    Pages 4-6
   White Feather

1956:
   The Searchers
   Gun for a Coward


1957:
   The True Story of Jesse James

1958:
   Count Five and Die
   The Last Hurrah
   In Love and War

1960:
   Sergeant Rutledge

2000:
   Temple Houston: The Story Behind a Forgotten Television Western (by Glenn A. Mosley)   To visit the Wildest Westerns Magazine website, click here.

2005:
   Journey Into Fear: A lost Eric Ambler story  (Many thanks to the author, Glenn A. Mosley, for donating this wonderful previously-unpublished article!)

STAR TREK ARTICLES

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1984:
   The Menagerie
     Pages 1-5    Pages 6-10    Pages 11-14

   Star Trek's First Captain: Jeffrey Hunter


1985:
From "The Star Trek Files" Magazine:
   Jeffrey Hunter Biography
   Character Profile: Christopher Pike
   The Cage


1996:
   The Unknown Captain (by Glenn A. Mosley)


2006:
   The Forgotten (in Hebrew; by Shmuel Loutaty) Link will take you to an Israeli Star Trek fan site.




Jeff appeared as a guest on the TV broadcast of "This is Your Life" in 1953 that honored the Holocaust survivor, Hanna Bloch Kohner.
 
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