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Howard Hughes Please Stand Up

Howard Hughes

Join The Midnight Ocean tonight as we unravel the mystery of Howard Hughes. What you thought was real might only be the work of a true Genius, Howard Hughes.

Douglas Wellman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied television broadcasting at the University of Minnesota. After working at television stations in Minneapolis-St. Paul, he moved to Los Angeles where he had a 35 year career as an award winning television producer-director. He worked primarily in comedy on shows such as The Facts of Life, Gimme a Break, Comic Strip Live, An Evening at the Improv and Comedy on the Road. Concurrent with the last 17 years of his career he taught sitcom production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and also served as Assistant Dean at that school. He currently lives in Southern Utah with his wife, Deborah.

During 1972 and 1973 Howard Hughes’ description bounced between a long finger-nailed mentally incompetent man and a well-groomed articulate businessman.   Confusion ran rampant as two distinctive descriptions of Hughes spread throughout in the media waves. History changing secrets are finally revealed. . .  Hughes assumed another identity and sought refuge in the woods of Alabama for 25 years after his presumed death in 1976.

The mystery is unveiled as Eva McLelland, Howard’s wife for 31 years, reveals intricate details of the life she shared with Hughes and his continued dealing in government affairs. Married in Panama on May 13, 1970, she realized there was extreme mystery in her new husband’s existence. However, several years passed prior to her learning she was actually married to Howard Hughes. Even with Hughes’ idiosyncrasies, Eva was loyal to the end; preserving his secret, while living a semi-nomadic existence.

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October 11th, 2016 by
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