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Ross Hunter (May 6, 1920 – March 10, 1996) was a Hollywood film producer.
Hunter was born in Cleveland, Ohio as Martin Fuss. After serving in Army intelligence during World War II, he signed a movie contract with Columbia Pictures and acted in a number of B-movie musicals. Success followed when he became a film producer attaining a staff producer post at Universal-International in 1953 on the strength of his previous credits as a theatrical producer and director. A gay man, Hunter was known for producing what were considered 'light' films starring actresses including Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds (the Tammy films) and (later) Julie Andrews. He was also known for producing Douglas Sirk melodramas such as Imitation of Life with Lana Turner and several with Rock Hudson.
He died in Los Angeles in 1996.
- "The way life looks in my pictures is how I want life to be. I don't want to hold a mirror up to life as it is".
- Louisiana Hayride (1944) (actor)
- Naked Alibi (1954) (producer)
- Magnificent Obsession (1954) (producer)
- Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) (producer)
- All That Heaven Allows (1955) (producer)
- Captain Lightfoot (1955) (producer)
- Battle Hymn (1957) (producer)
- My Man Godfrey (1957) (producer)
- Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) (producer)
- This Happy Feeling (1958) (producer)
- The Restless Years (1958) (producer)
- Imitation of Life (1959) (producer)
- Pillow Talk (1959) (producer)
- Midnight Lace (1960) (producer)
- Portrait in Black (1960) (producer)
- Back Street (1961) (producer)
- Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
- Flower Drum Song (1961) (producer)
- If a Man Answers (1962) (producer)
- Tammy and the Doctor (1963)(producer)
- The Thrill of It All (1963) (producer)
- The Chalk Garden (1964) (producer)
- I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)(producer)
- The Art of Love (1965)(producer)
- Madame X (1966) (producer)
- Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) (producer)
- Rosie! (producer)
- Airport (1970) (producer)
- Lost Horizon (1973) (producer)
- THREE CHEERS FOR ROSS HUNTER Norma Lee Browning. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 28 Apr 1968: g40.
- David Shipman "Obituary: Ross Hunter", The Independent, March 13, 1996