Jeffrey Hunter, responsible. Henry Herman Jr. McKinnies. (Born November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, died. May 27, 1969 in Los Angeles) – American actor and film producer.
He was the only child of sales engineer. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and in 1930 the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a teenager, he performed with the North Shore Children’s Theater, the local Port Players (1942-1944), local television station WTMJ-TV and theater in Chicago. In 1945, after graduating from high school in Whitefish Bay High School, where he was captain of the football team, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy States and in 1945-46 underwent training at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. On the eve of his transfer to Japan fell ill and was discharged from military service. In 1948, he worked at two radio programs at Northwestern Playshop. In 1949, he received a bachelor’s degree from the School of Speech at Northwestern University in Illinois, and then began studying on a scholarship at the Department of Radio and drama at UCLA, where he appeared in student presentation only my sons (All My Sons, 1950).
His onscreen adventure began performing in Shakespearean drama Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar, 1950) alongside Charlton Heston and noir thriller Fourteen Hours (Fourteen Hours, 1951), where she made her debut as Grace Kelly. Over the next two decades, Jeffrey Hunter revealed his versatility as an actor in a wide range of films – dramas, comedies, westerns, sci-fi and war movies. He has won appreciation in the role of Jesus in the film Nicholas Ray’s King of Kings (King of Kings, 1961). In 1963, he signed a two-year contract with Warner Bros.. The NBC series Star Trek (1966) starred as Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise. Over the next few years, he played in several movies filmed in Class B Europe, Hong Kong, Mexico and Asia, and occasionally in the Hollywood television productions.
In 1969 in Spain, during the filming of criminal Hurray America! (¡Viva América!), Jeffrey Hunter was accidentally wounded in the blast. Soon after, he began to complain of headaches and dizziness. He was briefly hospitalized after returning to Los Angeles. Shortly afterwards, May 27, 1969 for the stairs in his house fell and hit his head, suffered a brain hemorrhage. He died at the age of 42 years, during surgery for treatment of fractures of the skull.
He was married three times; Barbara Rush (from 1 December 1950 to 29 March 1955), with whom he has a son, Christopher (born 29 August 1952). His second wife was an ex-model Joan Bartlett (from 7 July 1957 to 28 February 1967), with whom he has two sons – Todd and Scott, and adopted son of Richard Steele (born March 9, 1953). February 4, 1969, he married for the third time with Emily McLaughlin.