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With Emily McLaughlin


PHOTOS WITH EMILY McLAUGHLIN
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After a whirlwind courtship, Jeffrey Hunter married Emily McLaughlin on February 4, 1969.  Emily was Jeff’s third wife. Sadly, Jeff passed away just a few months later, on May 27th. Emily played the popular Nurse Jessie Brewer on the soap opera, “General Hospital”.

Articles about Jeff and Emily can be found here (all of the 1969 articles) and here.

 
 

With Barbara Rush


PHOTOS WITH BARBARA RUSH AND SON CHRIS
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Barbara Rush and Jeffrey Hunter were married from 1950 until 1955; Chris was their only child together. They met when Jeff did a screen test at Paramount Studios (before he signed with 20th Century Fox); Barbara had a Paramount film contract at the time. Barbara was and is a well-regarded actress on stage, screen, and television.

Many magazine articles about their marriage can be found here and here.

 
 

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THE SEARCHERS


THE SEARCHERS …. 1956
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(Martin Pawley)  Jeff has his best role of the decade in John Ford's classic western. With a Confederate veteran (John Wayne), he embarks on a five-year search for Wayne's niece (Natalie Wood), who had been abducted by Comanche Indians. Also starring Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Harry Carey Jr., and Patrick Wayne, John Wayne's son.

A WITCH WITHOUT A BROOM


A WITCH WITHOUT A BROOM …. 1967
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Jeffrey Hunter with Maria Perschy in "A Witch Without a Broom"

(Garver Logan)  Jeff plays an American professor who becomes the object of desire of a beautiful 15th-century apprentice sorceress (Maria Perschy). In her efforts to win him over, she takes him on an trip through time.  They travel to several different times, from the Stone Age to a futuristic Martian jaunt. A romantic fantasy filmed in Spain, this film also starred Gustavo Rojo and Perla Cristal.

 
 

Star Trek


STAR TREK: The Cage
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Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek's first pilot, "The Cage"

(Captain Christopher Pike)  In one of the most enduring roles of his career, Jeff stars as the iconic first captain of the Federation starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, in “The Cage”: the first pilot for what became the first Star Trek television series (a.k.a. “The Original Series”). Although NBC did not pick up the first pilot, the network did pick up a second pilot starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk.  Kirk succeeded Pike as captain of the Enterprise. 

Plot of “The Cage”

In “The Cage,” aliens capture Captain Pike when he visits the surface of the planet Talos IV in response to a distress call.  The crew of a research vessel that had crashed on the planet many years before had apparently sent out the call.  In fact, the call had been sent by the aliens.  To return to the Enterprise, Pike has to overcome the aliens’ ability to immerse him in compelling illusions. Co-stars Susan Oliver as Vina, Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, and Majel Barrett as Number One.

“The Menagerie”

“The Menagerie”, the only two-part episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, re-uses most of the footage from “The Cage”. This episode, which aired during Star Trek‘s first season, won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

In “The Menagerie,” which occurs some years after the events in “The Cage,” Pike, severely disabled by a radioactive explosion, is now confined to a wheelchair and can only communicate through “Yes” or “No” electronic signals. The Federation has court-martialed Mr. Spock (Nimoy) for trying to take Pike back to Talos IV, which had been declared off-limits to Federation vessels after Pike’s prior misadventure there. “The Menagerie” uses footage from “The Cage” as backstory for Spock’s defense during the court-martial proceedings; Sean Kenney plays the disabled Pike. Regular cast members of Star Trek: The Original Series co-star, including William Shatner as Kirk and DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy.

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Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus in "King of Kings"

KING OF KINGS


KING OF KINGS …. 1961
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(Jesus Christ)  Jeff won high praise for his sincere, luminous portrayal in this big-budget widescreen biblical epic, considered one of the best of its genre. Directed by Nicholas Ray and narrated by Orson Welles, the film co-starred Robert Ryan, Rip Torn, Siobhan McKenna, Viveca Lindfors, and Hurd Hatfield.

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