Herbert Hutner

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Herbert Hutner
Herbert Loeb Hutner

(1908-12-21)December 21, 1908
DiedDecember 7, 2008(2008-12-07) (aged 99)
OccupationPrivate investment banker, attorney
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    (m. 1962; div. 1966)
  • Juli Reding
    (m. 1969; died 2001)

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

Early life[edit]

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]


Hutner started his career on Wall Street, 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]

Hutner 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]


Hutner 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]

Hutner was married three times.[3] With his first (unknown) wife, he had a son, Jeffrey Hutner (b. 1942), and a daughter, Lynn M. Collwell (b. 1945). His second wife was Zsa Zsa Gabor; they married on November 5, 1962.[1][2] They divorced on March 3, 1966.[2] He married his third wife Juli Reding (1936), an actress, on her 33rd birthday, November 28, 1969.[1][2]


Hutner died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 7, 2008, just 2 weeks before his 100th Birthday.[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 Obituaries, Columbia College Today, July/August 2009
  4. ^ a b Herbert L. Hutner ’31, Columbia Law School Magazine, December 7, 2008