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Overview (3)

Born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA
Died in San Clemente, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameHarold Hankins Hopper

Spouse (3)

Winifred Joyce Robinson (1949 - 1963) ( divorced) ( 4 children)
Marsha Hunt (23 November 1938 - 30 July 1945) ( divorced)
Dorothy Ellis (? - 17 December 1988) ( his death)

Trivia (6)

A former Paramount editor before becoming a director, he was the cousin of Glenda Farrell.
Father of voice-over actor Jay Hopper.
Third wife Dorothy was a classically trained pianist who worked with several famous composers before her death.
Was engaged to Martha Raye in 1937.
Former radio writer and casting director. Directed films for Paramount and Universal in the 1950s. Subsequently worked in television.
Served as a combat photographer in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning himself a Purple Heart when he was wounded during the landing at Leyte in the Philippines.

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