John Huston’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 5, 1906

Death Date

Aug 28, 1987

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death




The director John Huston died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Prominent director of such classic films as The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and The Misfits. He also portrayed the character Noah Cross in the 1974 mystery film Chinatown.

He married his fifth wife Celeste Shane on August 8, 1972. He directed both his father Walter and daughter Anjelica to Oscar wins.



“I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.” (John Huston)


“The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.” (John Huston)


“It’s not color, it’s like pouring 40 tablespoons of sugar water over a roast.” (John Huston)


“I don’t try to guess what a million people will like. It’s hard enough to know what I like.” (John Huston)


“Hollywood has always been a cage… a cage to catch our dreams.” (John Huston)