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Huntington Hartford (1911–2008)

Huntington Hartford was born into one of America's wealthiest families. His two uncles and grandfather privately owned the A&P Supermarket the largest retail empire in the world with 16 thousand stores in America, a beloved American Company. He grew up America's golden boy idealized by a nation and was one of the world's richest men, building his ... See full bio »

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Thunderball Miscellaneous Crew
Face to Face
Face to Face Producer
Hello Out There
Hello Out There Producer
Person to Person


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 1952 Face to Face (producer)
 1949 Hello Out There (Short) (producer)
 1949 Africa Screams (producer - uncredited)
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 1965 Thunderball (Paradise Island sequences by courtesy of - as Mr Huntingdon Hartford)
 1952 Face to Face (presenter)
 1949 Hello Out There (Short) (presenter)
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 1974 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Financier
- Episode #13.90 (1974) ... Himself - Financier
 1970 Della (TV Series)
- Episode #1.180 (1970) ... Himself
 1969 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.24 (1969) ... Himself
 1966 The Responsive Eye (Documentary short)
 1959 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #6.17 (1959) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Invested $100,000 with partner Marshall Field, III, to found a newspaper called "PM," where he worked as a journalist. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

George Huntington Hartford II | Mr Huntingdon Hartford


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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There are two ways of looking at the things I do. One way is the American way, to look at how much money they make. The other way is, what is it that I'm doing? What have I accomplished? You can't judge everything by its dollar value ... For the survival of capitalism, business just can't be business. It must have social awareness of the area in which it operates. Take somebody like Getty or ... See more »


Hartford discovered Al Pacino in the 1960s. Hartford produced a play, "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" on Broadway, as cast Pacino, who was unknown at the time. After seeing Pacino's performance in the play, Francis Ford Coppola cast Pacino in The Godfather (1972). See more »


Heir to the A&P grocery/supermarket fortune, at one time the largest retail company in the world. See more »


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