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Peter H. Hunt

  • Birthplace: Pasadena, California
  • Birthday: December 19
Date of passing: 
April 26, 2020

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Peter H. Hunt was an American director.

Hunt rose to prominence in 1969 when he directed the inaugural Broadway production of 1776, with a cast that included William Daniels and Betty Buckley. The show won three Tony Awards, including best musical, best performance by a featured actor (Ron Holgate) and best director (Hunt). Many of the original Broadway cast members, including Daniels, Ken Howard and Howard Da Silva, reprised their performances for Hunt's 1972 film version.

Peter H. Hunt was an American director.

Hunt rose to prominence in 1969 when he directed the inaugural Broadway production of 1776, with a cast that included William Daniels and Betty Buckley. The show won three Tony Awards, including best musical, best performance by a featured actor (Ron Holgate) and best director (Hunt). Many of the original Broadway cast members, including Daniels, Ken Howard and Howard Da Silva, reprised their performances for Hunt's 1972 film version.

Hunt reunited with Ken Howard on the 1973 television series Adam's Rib, directed episodes of the Mel Brooks 1975 comedy series When Things Were Rotten, the 1989 pilot episode of Baywatch, and nearly 40 episodes of Touched by an Angel between 1996 and 2003. Hunt also produced and directed television adaptations of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, The Innocents Abroad and The Mysterious Stranger.

Hunt died April 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. He was 81.

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