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Net Worth2.1 billion USD
Date Of Birth1929
FactWife: Diana Reid Spencer, Born August 8, 1917 Montevideo, Uruguay; died Westwood, California 10 January 2010.

William Herbert Hunt was born on August 17, 1932, in El Dorado, Arkansas, to L.E. and Lyda Hunt. He had two brothers, Lamar and Nelson, and a sister, Helen. His father was a successful oilman, and the family was very wealthy. William attended public schools in El Dorado and then went on to attend the University of Arkansas. He graduated with a degree in business in 1954.

After graduation, Hunt went to work for his father’s oil company. He quickly proved himself to be a very successful businessman, and by the early 1960s he was running the company. The company was extremely successful, and Hunt became one of the richest men in the world.

In 1966, Hunt decided to get into politics, and he ran for the U.S. Senate from Texas. He won the election, and served in the Senate for six years. In 1972, he ran for the Republican nomination for president, but he lost to Richard Nixon.

After leaving the Senate, Hunt returned to the oil business. He continued to be very successful, and by the early 1980s he was once again one of the richest men in the world.

In 1983, Hunt was indicted on charges of conspiracy and tax fraud. He was convicted of the charges in 1988, and sentenced to four years in prison. He served two years of his sentence before being released on parole.

After his release from prison, Hunt returned to the oil business. He has since retired from active involvement in the business, but he remains a major shareholder in his family’s company.

Hunt is married to Caroline Rose Hunt. The couple has four children: Lyda, Helen, Lamar, and Nelson.

Hunt is estimated to have a net worth of $2 billion.

General Info

Net Worth2.1 billion USD
Date Of Birth1929


ParentsH. L. Hunt
SiblingsLamar Hunt

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1Wife: Diana Reid Spencer, Born August 8, 1917 Montevideo, Uruguay; died Westwood, California 10 January 2010.
2Worked on more than thirty films with composer-arranger-conductor Alfred Newman.


Music Department

Holiday for Lovers1959orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Say One for Me1959orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Never Steal Anything Small1959music arranger - uncredited
Hey, Jeannie!1956-1957TV Series music supervisor - 25 episodes
Spring Reunion1957conductor - as Herbert Spencer
The Best Things in Life Are Free1956orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
It's Always Jan1956TV Series music supervisor - 1 episode
Carousel1956orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Bottom of the Bottle1956orchestrator - uncredited
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts1956orchestrator - uncredited
Guys and Dolls1955music collaborator: background music - uncredited
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes1955composer: theme music - as Herbert Spencer
There's No Business Like Show Business1954orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Egyptian1954orchestrator - uncredited
Island in the Sky1953orchestrator - uncredited
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes1953orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Farmer Takes a Wife1953orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The President's Lady1953orchestrator - uncredited
Titanic1953orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Call Me Madam1953orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Down Among the Sheltering Palms1953orchestrator
The I Don't Care Girl1953orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
With a Song in My Heart1952orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Return of the Texan1952orchestrator
Golden Girl1951orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Meet Me After the Show1951orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Secret of Convict Lake1951orchestrator - uncredited
The Frogmen1951orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Half Angel1951orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Call Me Mister1951orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
I'll Get By1950orchestrator
My Blue Heaven1950orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Panic in the Streets1950orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Love That Brute1950orchestrator - uncredited
A Ticket to Tomahawk1950orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Cheaper by the Dozen1950orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Wabash Avenue1950orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Under My Skin1950orchestrator - uncredited
Dancing in the Dark1949orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Oh, You Beautiful Doll1949orchestrator - as Herbert Spenver
Slattery's Hurricane1949orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
I Was a Male War Bride1949orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
You're My Everything1949music arranger: orchestral music - as Herbert Spencer
It Happens Every Spring1949orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend1949orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College1949orchestral arranger - uncredited
Jungle Patrol1948composer: additional music - uncredited
That Wonderful Urge1948orchestrator - uncredited
When My Baby Smiles at Me1948orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Apartment for Peggy1948orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer
Cry of the City1948orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer
Road House1948orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer
The Luck of the Irish1948orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
That Lady in Ermine1948orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer
Give My Regards to Broadway1948orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Fury at Furnace Creek1948orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!1948orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
You Were Meant for Me1948orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer
Forever Amber1947orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Mother Wore Tights1947orchestrator - uncredited
Carnival in Costa Rica1947orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Boomerang!1947orchestrator - uncredited
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim1947orchestral arranger - as Herbert Spencer
Wake Up and Dream1946orchestrator - uncredited
Margie1946orchestrator - uncredited
Centennial Summer1946composer: additional music - uncredited / orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Do You Love Me1946orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Sentimental Journey1946orchestrator - uncredited
Claudia and David1946orchestrator - uncredited
The All-Star Bond Rally1945Short orchestrator - uncredited
Diamond Horseshoe1945orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Irish Eyes Are Smiling1944orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Take It or Leave It1944orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Four Jills in a Jeep1944orchestrator - uncredited
The Lodger1944orchestrator - uncredited
Know Your Ally: Britain1944Short orchestrator - uncredited
Happy Land1943orchestrator - uncredited
Paris After Dark1943orchestrator - uncredited
Sweet Rosie O'Grady1943orchestrator - uncredited
Wintertime1943orchestrator - uncredited
Holy Matrimony1943orchestrator - uncredited
Coney Island1943orchestrator - uncredited
My Friend Flicka1943orchestrator - uncredited
The Ox-Bow Incident1943orchestrator - uncredited
Hello Frisco, Hello1943orchestrator - uncredited
The Fighting Guerrillas1943orchestrator - uncredited
China Girl1942orchestrator - uncredited
The Black Swan1942orchestrator - uncredited
Once Upon a Honeymoon1942orchestrator - uncredited
Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air1942orchestrator - uncredited
Iceland1942/Iorchestrator - uncredited
The Man in the Trunk1942orchestrator - uncredited
Berlin Correspondent1942orchestrator - uncredited
Holiday Inn1942orchestrator - uncredited
The Magnificent Dope1942orchestrator - uncredited
Thru Different Eyes1942orchestrator - uncredited
It Happened in Flatbush1942orchestrator - uncredited
Whispering Ghosts1942orchestrator - uncredited
Prelude to War1942Documentary orchestrator - uncredited
Moontide1942orchestrator - uncredited
To the Shores of Tripoli1942orchestrator - uncredited
Rings on Her Fingers1942orchestrator - uncredited
Secret Agent of Japan1942orchestrator - uncredited
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake1942orchestrator - uncredited
Remember the Day1941orchestrator - uncredited
The Perfect Snob1941orchestrator - uncredited
Rise and Shine1941orchestrator - uncredited
Confirm or Deny1941orchestrator - uncredited
I Wake Up Screaming1941orchestrator - uncredited
Moon Over Her Shoulder1941orchestrator - uncredited
Swamp Water1941orchestrator - uncredited
A Yank in the R.A.F.1941orchestrator - uncredited
Accent on Love1941orchestrator
A Very Young Lady1941orchestrator
Man Hunt1941orchestrator - uncredited
For Beauty's Sake1941orchestrator - uncredited
The Cowboy and the Blonde1941orchestrator - uncredited
That Night in Rio1941orchestrator - uncredited
Scotland Yard1941orchestrator - uncredited
Dead Men Tell1941composer: stock music - uncredited
Hudson's Bay1941orchestrator - uncredited
Jennie1940orchestrator - uncredited
Street of Memories1940orchestrator - uncredited
Down Argentine Way1940orchestrator - uncredited
The Bride Wore Crutches1940orchestrator - uncredited
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum1940orchestrator - uncredited
The Great Profile1940orchestrator - uncredited
Brigham Young1940orchestrator - uncredited
Young People1940orchestrator - uncredited
Girl from Avenue A1940orchestrator - uncredited
The Return of Frank James1940composer: additional music - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Pier 131940orchestrator - uncredited
Manhattan Heartbeat1940orchestrator - uncredited
Maryland1940orchestrator - uncredited
Four Sons1940orchestrator - uncredited
On Their Own1940orchestrator - uncredited
Lillian Russell1940orchestrator - uncredited
I Was an Adventuress1940orchestrator - uncredited
Free, Blonde and 211940orchestrator - uncredited
Little Old New York1940composer: additional music - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Everything Happens at Night1939composer: additional music - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Barricade1939orchestrator - uncredited
Second Fiddle1939orchestrator - uncredited
Susannah of the Mounties1939composer: stock music - uncredited
Chasing Danger1939composer: stock music - uncredited
The Little Princess1939composer: incidental music - uncredited
Thanks for Everything1938composer: stock music - uncredited
Suez1938composer: stock music - uncredited
My Lucky Star1938composer: stock music - uncredited / orchestrator
Always Goodbye1938orchestrator - uncredited
Alexander's Ragtime Band1938orchestrator - uncredited
Happy Landing1938orchestrator - uncredited
In Old Chicago1937orchestrator - uncredited
Second Honeymoon1937orchestrator - uncredited
Heidi1937composer: stock music - uncredited
Wake Up and Live1937composer: stock music - uncredited
You Can't Have Everything1937orchestrator - uncredited
Seventh Heaven1937orchestrator - uncredited
On the Avenue1937orchestrator - uncredited
Sing, Baby, Sing1936orchestrator - uncredited
To Mary - with Love1936orchestrator - uncredited
Poor Little Rich Girl1936orchestrator - uncredited
Private Number1936orchestrator - uncredited
Captain January1936orchestrator - uncredited
The Country Doctor1936orchestrator - uncredited
King of Burlesque1936orchestrator - uncredited
Thanks a Million1935music arranger - uncredited
The Wolf Dog1933composer: stock music - uncredited
Home Alone1990orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Presumed Innocent1990orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Accidental Tourist1988orchestrator - as Herb Spencer
Empire of the Sun1987orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Witches of Eastwick1987orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Return to Mayberry1986TV Movie composer: theme music
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue1985Video short orchestrator: archive footage
Return to Oz1985orchestrator
The Aviator1985orchestrator - as Herb Spencer
The River1984orchestrator
20101984orchestrator - uncredited
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984orchestrator - as Herb Spencer
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983orchestrator
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas1982underscore orchestrator - as Herb Spencer
Poltergeist1982orchestrator - uncredited
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982orchestrator
Zorro: The Gay Blade1981orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Clash of the Titans1981orchestrator
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981orchestrator
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen1981orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back1980TV Movie documentary orchestrator
Airplane!1980orchestrator - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980orchestrator
19411979orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Breaking Away1979orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Dracula1979orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Superman1978orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Watership Down1978orchestrator - uncredited
Who'll Stop the Rain1978orchestrator - uncredited
The Cheap Detective1978orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977orchestrator - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977orchestrator
The Greatest1977orchestrator - as Herb Spencer
Black Sunday1977orchestrator
The Return of a Man Called Horse1976orchestrator
Family Plot1976orchestrator - uncredited
The Man Who Would Be King1975orchestrator - uncredited
The Towering Inferno1974orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Jesus Christ Superstar1973music coordinator
Man of La Mancha1972musical associate - as Herbert Spencer
Scrooge1970original score / original song
MASH1970orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Hello, Dolly!1969orchestrations - as Herbert Spencer
The Undefeated1969orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
A Flea in Her Ear1968orchestrator
Funny Girl1968orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Bandolero!1968orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Andy Griffith Show1960-1968TV Series composer - 217 episodes
Valley of the Dolls1967orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Naked Runner1967orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Chuka1967orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
A Guide for the Married Man1967orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Night of the Grizzly1966orchestrator - uncredited
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965orchestrator
The Pleasure Seekers1964orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
The Stripper1963orchestrator
Cleopatra1963orchestrator - uncredited
Two Weeks in Another Town1962orchestrator - uncredited
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation1962orchestrator
Teenage Millionaire1961composer: additional music - uncredited
The Pleasure of His Company1961orchestrator
All Hands on Deck1961orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Swingin' Along1961orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer
Flaming Star1960orchestrator - uncredited
Let's Make Love1960composer: additional music - uncredited
Make Room for Daddy1953-1960TV Series conductor - 57 episodes
Wake Me When It's Over1960orchestrator - uncredited
Home from the Hill1960orchestrator - uncredited
Never So Few1959orchestrator - uncredited
Hound-Dog Man1959orchestrator
The Best of Everything1959orchestrator - as Herbert Spencer


Tammy1965TV Series 8 episodes
McHale's Navy1965TV Series 1 episode
The Joey Bishop Show1962-1965TV Series 89 episodes
Make Room for Daddy1953-1964TV Series 279 episodes
It's a Man's World1962TV Series
The Hathaways1961TV Series 2 episodes
The Andy Griffith Show1960TV Series 1 episode
My Sister Eileen1960TV Series
Love and Marriage1959TV Series
The Real McCoys1957TV Series 1 episode
Spring Reunion1957as Herbert Spencer
It's Always Jan1955TV Series
The Girl Rush1955as M.S. Spencer-Hagen
There's No Business Like Show Business1954uncredited
Where's Raymond?1953-1954TV Series 5 episodes
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes1953uncredited
The I Don't Care Girl1953uncredited
Dancing in the Dark1949uncredited
Carnival in Costa Rica1947uncredited
Diamond Horseshoe1945uncredited
Sweet Rosie O'Grady1943uncredited
He Married His Wife1940uncredited
My Lucky Star1938uncredited


California's Gold2012TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
BBC Proms2010TV Series arranger - 1 episode
Jeopardy!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Visiting... with Huell Howser2010TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2008 music - 1 episode, 1997
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture2005writer: "Fishin' Hole Theme" - uncredited
Scrubs2004TV Series music - 1 episode
AMV Hell 2: Son of AMV Hell2004Short writer: "Fishin' Hole Theme"
History Detectives2003TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
In America2002writer: "Red River Valley" - as Herbert Spencer
61*2001TV Movie writer: Theme from "The Andy Griffith Show" - as Herbert Spencer
Runaway Bride1999"The Andy Griffith Show Theme"
Contact1997writer: "The Fishin' Hole" - uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 30001996TV Series music - 1 episode
Earth Girls Are Easy1988writer: "ANDY GRIFFITH THEME" - as Herbert Spencer
The Andy Griffith Show1960-1963TV Series writer - 12 episodes
Mister Magoo1960TV Series music - 1 episode
Make Room for DaddyTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1958 writer - 1 episode, 1958
Spring Reunion1957music: "Carson High"
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes1955music: "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes"
The Lady Says No1951music: "The Lady Says No"
The Bishop's Wife1947music: "Lost April" - as Herbert Spencer
The Return of Frank James1940arranger: "Ring, Ring de Banjo" - uncredited
Wee Willie Winkie1937arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" 1788, "Wha Wanda Fecht for Charlie" - uncredited / music: "Auld Lang Syne" 1788, "Wha Wanda Fecht for Charlie" - uncredited


Nominated Awards

1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or AdaptationJesus Christ Superstar (1973)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Song ScoreScrooge (1970)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureScrooge (1970)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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