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Howard Hughes was the director/producer/businessman/aviator (he was nicknamed "The World's Greatest Womanizer") known for his casinos, his strange behavior, and for his airplane Hercules (nicknamed "The Spruce Goose"). He produced several movies including the classics Scarface, Hell's Angels, His Kind of Woman, and The Outlaw. Entire books can and have been written about his life beyond the movies that he made, but he was a world champion aviator, setting both the speed record for an airplane in 1937, and in 1938 setting the fastest around-the-world flight record! Towards the end of his life he was a complete recluse, in ill health, and living in the penthouse of one of his Las Vegas properties, and it was unclear if he was in his right mind and whether he was running his empire, or if his top employees were. Either way, brilliant decisions were made, because they sold all his casinos and bought most of the land surrounding Las Vegas, which turned out to be one of the greatest financial investments ever! He passed away in 1976 at the age of 70.
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