Herbert Hutner

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Herbert Hutner
Born Herbert Loeb Hutner
(1908-12-21)December 21, 1908
New York City, New York, United States of America
Died December 7, 2008(2008-12-07) (aged 99)
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Occupation private investment banker, attorney
Spouse(s) Zsa Zsa Gabor
(m.1962-1966; divorced)
Juli Reding
(m.1969-2001; her death)
Children Jeffrey Hutner
Lynn M. Collwell

Herbert Hutner (December 21, 1908 – December 7, 2008) was an American private investment banker, attorney and philanthropist.


Early life[edit]

Herbert Loeb Hutner was born on December 21, 1908 in New York City.[1][2][3] He graduated from Columbia University in 1928 and received a law degree from the Columbia Law School in 1931.[2][3][4]


He started his career at the stock market, founding Osterman & Hutner with Lester Osterman.[1][2][3] He then served as the Chairman of Sleight & Hellmuth Inc., Pressed Metals of America, Struthers Wells Corp. and the Platinum Mining Co..[2][3] Later, he served as the President of the New England Life Insurance Co..[1][2][3]

He was chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts from 1982 to 1990, serving under Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.[1][3][4]


He made charitable contributions to the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and the Young Musicians Foundation.[2] Additionally, he was a co-founder of the Los Angeles Music Center.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was married three times.[3] His second wife was Zsa Zsa Gabor; they married on November 5, 1962.[1][2] They divorced on March 3, 1966.[2] He married Juli Reding, an actress, on her 33rd birthday, November 28, 1969.[1][2] He had a son, Jeffrey Hutner, and a daughter, Lynn M. Collwell.[3][4]


He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 7, 2008.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g The Associated Press, Herbert L. Hutner, Arts Adviser, Is Dead at 99, The New York Times, December 19, 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Times Staff Reports, Herbert L. Hutner dies at 99; former chairman of President's Advisory Committee on the Arts, The Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2008
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Obituaries, Columbia College Today, July/August 2009
  4. ^ a b c Herbert L. Hutner ’31, Columbia Law School Magazine, December 7, 2008