Birth Name: John Hughes
Birth Place: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born John Hughes, Jr. in Lansing, MI on Jan. 18, 1950, Hughes was raised in the suburbs of Detroit but moved to Chicago, IL in his early teens. He spent his high school years in Northbrook, which would figure as both the setting and location for many of his films. After dropping out of the University of Arizona in his junior year, Hughes returned to Chicago and began penning gags for established comics like Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers. He later took a job as an advertising copywriter for DDB Needham Worldwide and later, the Leo Needham Company, where he contributed to several memorable campaigns for Edge shaving cream and Johnson floor wax. After hours, he wrote numerous short stories...
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