Marsha Hunt
Marsha Hunt
Marsha Hunt is an American singer, novelist, actress and model.
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How did a small town girl become a Victoria's Secret model?
Fox News - about 1 year
Martha Hunt talks becoming an 'angel'
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I'm In Love With The Super Cute Martha Hunt (Rick/Hollywoodtuna) - about 3 years
Rick / Hollywoodtuna: I'm In Love With The Super Cute Martha Hunt  —  It's been a while since we've gotten any new pictures of Martha Hunt, the super cute Victoria's Secret hottie that I'm pretty sure I'm in love with.  But seeing Martha at the Winter's Tale world premiere confirmed it, because after looking at these pictures …
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Marsha Hunt Pens 'Here's To All Who Love' Gay Rights Anthem
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Marsha Hunt is a 95-year-old actress who rose to prominence in the 1940s and is the subject of an upcoming documentary, titled "Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity." As a part of this documentary, the actress has written a beautiful and enchanting song about love and marriage equality for same-sex couples, titled "Here's To All Who Love." In the above clip, Bill A. Jones of "Glee" fame performs the tune in front of Hunt and an intimate crowd, claiming that the song is one he predicts will be "sung for many years to come at weddings all over the globe." Listen to the song above, and head here for more information surrounding the documentary about Hunt's life or to contribute to the project. (h/t Boy Culture and Towleroad)
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Glamour and Irresistible Appeal: In-Depth Pictorial Story of Hollywood's Golden Age
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Charming" and "delightful" are the two words that best describe The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s by Marsha Hunt, a well-respected star of the golden age of Hollywood movies. The book, an art book of 400 pages featuring approximately 350 8 x 10 black-and white pictures, consists of the photos Marsha Hunt received after each of her fashion or film shoots. The book is beautifully produced and artfully assembled by era (the 1930s and the 1940s). Each decade is broken into categories such as "evening wear," "hair styles" even "muffs" (fur handwarmers). Of course, there are many photos from her films where she is shown with stars such as a young John Wayne, Robert Young, Bob Cummings, Gene Kelly, Jack Benny playing a gondolier, and many other notables of the era. The book is a treasure, and so is Marsha Hunt. In her commentary, she is down-to-earth, self-effacing, and has a delightful sense of humor about the era and about herself. About Marsha Hunt Marsha Hunt started ...
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One reportedly injured in shooting at Coastal Carolina University
Fox News - almost 4 years
A spokeswoman says one person has been wounded in a shooting at a school apartment complex near Coastal Carolina University, and a lockdown of campus buildings has been ordered. School spokeswoman Martha Hunn said the gunman was still at large Tuesday night. She said dispatchers received a call around 7:20 p.m. regarding a shooting at University Place, which is adjacent to S.C. Highway 544. Hunn said the victim was transported to a local hospital. According to the school's website, University Place houses almost 2,000 students. Coastal Carolina University has an enrollment of slightly more than 9,000 students. Its website says there are 72 buildings on campus covering 630 acres. The school, founded in 1954, is in Conway, 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach. Click for more from       
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Mick Jagger love letters fetch $300,000 at auction
Yahoo News - about 4 years
LONDON (Reuters) - A collection of love letters written by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to American singer Marsha Hunt, believed to be the inspiration for the band's hit single "Brown Sugar", sold at Sotheby's on Wednesday for 187,250 pounds ($301,000). The 10 letters, dating from the summer of 1969, had been expected to fetch 70-100,000 pounds, according to the auctioneer. "The passage of time has given these letters a place in our cultural history," Hunt said after the London sale. ...
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Did a Lethal Curse Plague Three 1950s Screen Sirens?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Mari Blanchard! Peggie Castle! Allison Hayes! Incredibly, death stalked each one of these three gorgeous scream queens of the 1950s! All met tragic, premature demises by the time they reached their 40s! It definitely appears that a deadly curse was acting upon them. The chances for an incredible coincidence of this magnitude would be absolutely astronomical! Conceivably, dark forces may have somehow been angered by their appearances in movies which touched upon the sacred subject matter of their shadowy domain! But, before you decide one way or the other, please consider the case of each one detailed herewith: -Mari Blanchard(1927-1970): This leggy blonde stunner (born Mary Blanchard) had often been cast as a villainess in secondary roles in a succession of adventures, mysteries, and westerns until she landed her first leading role as Queen Allura of Venus in 1953's Abbott And Costello Go To Mars. Working as maintenance men at a missile base, Bud and Lou acciden ...
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Mick Jagger's love letters to American girlfriend who inspired Rolling Stones hit ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 4 years
Daily Mail Mick Jagger's love letters to American girlfriend who inspired Rolling Stones hit ... Daily Mail Handwritten love letters from Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to his former lover Marsha Hunt will go on the auction in London next month. Hunt is an American-born singer who was the inspiration for the Stones' 1971 classic 'Brown Sugar' and bore ... Mick Jagger Love Letters Up for Sotheby's to sell Mick Jagger's love lettersUSA TODAY The Stones at 50, still satisfyingBoston Globe Reuters -BlackBook Magazine all 629 news articles »
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Des lettres d'amour écrites par Mick Jagger vendues aux enchères en Grande-Bretagne
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
ROLLING STONES - Des lettres d'amour écrites pendant l'été 1969 par le chanteur des Rolling Stones Mick Jagger à la chanteuse noire-américaine Marsha Hunt, avec qui il entretenait une liaison, seront mises en vente à Londres par Sotheby's le 12 décembre, annonce samedi la maison d'enchères. A l'époque où ces lettres manuscrites ont été écrites, Mick Jagger tournait un film dans le désert australien tandis que Marsha Hunt jouait dans la comédie musicale "Hair" à Londres. L'affiche officielle du spectacle la montrait avec sa coiffure exubérante. "Elles évoquent les premiers pas sur la Lune, John et Yoko, Christopher Isherwood ou le festival de l'île de Wight" dans le sud de l'Angleterre, a confié la chanteuse à qui ces lettres étaient adressées. "Malgré sa célébrité et la mienne en tant que chanteuse, actrice, mannequin pour Vogue et star de la comédie musicale Hair à Londres, notre histoire d'amour est restée secrète du fait de ses inquiétudes après la mort de Brian Jones et la tentativ ...
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Mick Jagger's secret love letters up for sale - The Guardian
Google News - over 4 years
The Guardian Mick Jagger's secret love letters up for sale The Guardian To some people in 1969, Mick Jagger was little short of being an uncouth hoodlum, what with his drug taking, louche lifestyle and rebellious views. But secret love letters, revealed here for the first time, show the rock star in a different light: as an articulate, ... Mick Jagger's love letters to singer Marsha Hunt up for auctionReuters The Stones at 50, still satisfyingBoston Globe Mick Jagger Love Letters Up For Sale By Sotheby'sHuffington Post BlackBook Magazine all 707 news articles »
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'Of course, you won't be able to lie on your back for a while, but then you can lie from any position, can't you?' Sparkling Dialogue, Wonderful Films. It's the TCM Classic Film Festival, Part 2
TV Week - almost 5 years
That line above is from “Charade,” the movie wherein Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant sparred in the best example of a romantic comedy meeting a mystery thriller since Nick Charles hooked up with Nora. Written by Peter Stone and directed by Stanley Donen, “Charade” (1963) is usually compared to the movies made by Alfred Hitchcock. That may be because Grant had starred in Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” five years earlier. But “Charade” is much closer in tone to the wonderfully fun Thin Man movies, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. In those films the dialogue -- often written by France Goodrich and Albert Hackett -- crackled. Bright dialogue is a hallmark of Stone, who was a playwright as well as a screenwriter. The best anecdote about “Charade” was told by Stone in a commentary he made for the Criterion Collection release of the film in 1999. Stone says he originally wrote “Charade” as a screenplay, but could not find a studio interested in maki ...
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COPT sells office suburban Baltimore buildings
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Recent sale includes properties in White Marsh, Hunt Valley and Hanover Corporate Office Properties Trust said it sold office buildings in White Marsh, Hunt Valley and Hanover as part of $61 million in property and land sales in the first three months of the year.
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Joan Blondell on TCM: DAMES, WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In Cry Havoc we mostly have MGM contract players being patriotic on Bataan, including Margaret Sullavan, Marsha Hunt, Frances Gifford, and MGM's answer to Blondell, Ann Sothern, in addition to Fay Bainter, Ella Raines, Diana Lewis, and Heather Angel
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City native grateful for Encore article - Nashua Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
Thank you to writer George Pelletier for allowing me to talk about actress Marsha Hunt's struggle with the blacklist and why her story is so important to me. Marsha was a celebrity activist long before the term was ever coined
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Backbeat Coventry What a ride on the 2-Tone tour - Coventry Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
In the second part of our extracts from Pauline Black's book Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir the legendary singer talks about performing with Blondie, being interviewed in LA by 60s fashion icon Marsha Hunt and how Hollywood actress Bette Midler came
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Cummins' CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
Google News - over 5 years
Also participating this morning is Tim Solso, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tom Linebarger our President and Chief Operating Officer; Marsha Hunt, our Vice President and Corporate Controller. Pat Ward, our Chief Financial Officer cannot be
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Mick Jagger estrena nueva banda - El
Google News - over 5 years
Sin embargo, tuvo que enfrentar otras vivencias con la actriz Marsha Hunt, quien le hizo juicio por la paternidad de Karis, con el tiempo lo ganó, y Jagger tuvo que pasarle mil 500 dólares semanales por concepto de alimentos
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marsha Hunt
  • 2012
    Age 65
    In December 2012 Hunt sold a series of love letters written to her in the summer of 1969 by Mick Jagger.
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  • 2008
    Age 61
    The Irish Independent reported on August 27, 2008, that Hunt stood on a table at the opening of the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin to let everyone see that she had survived third-stage breast cancer after a treatment of chemotherapy, radiation and Herceptin therapy at the hospital.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt says that the biggest misconception people have about her is that she is wealthy, though she describes herself as "rich in spirit". Hunt has been true to her belief that wealth is not necessary for happiness and has lived the "writing life" for last two decades. Hunt enjoys the solitude of living on her own and finds that being single means she has encounters and experiences that she would not have if she were part of a couple, where others might choose not to intrude and where she would have to coordinate her schedule with another. Hunt has lived in Ireland since 1995. She also lives in France, where she owns a home in the countryside about 60 miles from Paris. When Hunt came to live in Europe she found that people there called her an American, not an African American or Black. She herself describes her skin color as "oak with a hint of maple", and notes that "of the various races I know I comprise—African, American Indian, German Jew and Irish—only the African was acknowledged." Hunt invented her own word to describe herself, based on the French word melange (mixture) and the word melanin: Melangian.
    Hunt is no longer romantically involved with Gilsenan, who has since married and fathered a child, but as of 2008 still sees him.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt has also been the subject of a documentary, Beating Breast Cancer on ITV, broadcast on September 26, 2005.
    When Hunt was asked for an interview with the Irish Times in 2008 how she felt about the song, she said: "it doesn't make me feel any way at all."
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    As of 2008, he continued to see her and her family.
    More Details Hide Details Citing the binding tie of a child, Hunt says she still sees Jagger, but has a closer relationship with Jagger's mother. In 1991, Hunt indicated that she left the door open for Jagger to come back to his child and admired the fact that he did. Commenting on rumors about her life, Hunt said of an apocryphal story: "You must have read that on the internet. One reason I haven't had it removed is that it is proof that the Internet is full of absolute bullshit. Ridiculous things have been written about me so often that we won't even go there."
  • 2007
    Age 60
    In July 2007, Hunt got to talking about her breast removal with a twelve-year-old boy and told the boy that now she is like the Amazons of old who would have a breast removed so that when they went into battle they could use their bow without their breast getting in the way when they let their arrows fly.
    More Details Hide Details After her mastectomy, she contracted the superbug MRSA and had to be treated with Zyvox. She also had chemotherapy. Not wanting to wait for her hair to fall out naturally, she decided to control it herself, throwing a party where her guests took turns cutting off locks of her hair.
  • 2004
    Age 57
    In late 2004, Hunt was diagnosed with breast cancer and told to have surgery to remove her right breast and her lymph nodes.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt postponed seeking treatment for five months, later wondering if she would have faced first stage rather than third stage cancer had she not. When she chose to have surgery, she decided to have it done in Ireland, because she felt that the Irish are more supportive and comfortable with illness than people in the US; she envisaged that treatment in the US would feel impersonal. Hunt decided to have a complete mastectomy with no following reconstruction. She says, "Reconstruction – as if the breast is miraculously put back to the way it was. In fact, pretty much all you get is your cleavage back; you don't get any feeling or sensitivity. They take muscles from your back, skin from your thighs, fat from your stomach. You had a breast removed, but the rest of you was fine. Now half your body is hacked about – and for what?" The day of her operation Hunt wrote a note on her breast to the surgical team, telling them to have fun, make sure they took the right breast off and drew them a flower.
  • 1999
    Age 52
    Hunt fell in love with Gilsenan and moved to the Wicklow mountains near Dublin with him, where in 1999 she helped him fight colon cancer, drawing on her own experiences with the disease.
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    In 1999 Hunt sought a job of writer-in-residence at Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison and later collected selected writings from the prisoners and edited The Junk Yard: Voices From An Irish Prison.
    More Details Hide Details The book contains 15 stories divided into five sections: Childhood, Family Life, The Score, Criminal Life and Prison Life. One publisher was critical of the repetitive themes of urban poverty, addiction, and life in prison, but Hunt responded by asserting that it is worth considering why the inmates had such similar tales to tell. The Junk Yard: Voices From An Irish Prison became a number-one bestseller in Ireland in 1999. During the 1997 Book Festival in Edinburgh, Hunt staged a one-woman protest, picketing Charlotte Square about the "shoddy administration" of the Festival. The director of the festival was fired in the aftermath of her protest. Hunt has been working on a book about Jimi Hendrix that she considers her life work. She indicates that no one alive can share her perspective on the matter, "because he and I shared something – black Americans who came to London were transformed and re-packaged for the US, although I never became successful there and he did." No release date has been given.
  • 1998
    Age 51
    Hunt's 1998 novel Like Venus Fading is inspired by the lives of Adelaide Hall, known as the "lightly-tanned Venus", Josephine Baker, and Dorothy Dandridge.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt wrote her first four books living in isolation in a remote hideaway in France called La montagne. With no company but a barn cat who came to eat each morning and the people she saw once a day at a nearby patisserie, she was inspired to write by silence and boredom.
  • 1992
    Age 45
    Hunt's second novel, Free, published in 1992, tells the story of freed slaves and their children living in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1913.
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  • 1990
    Age 43
    in 1990 Hunt published her first novel, Joy, about a woman who grew up to join a singing group reminiscent of The Supremes before dying an early death.
    More Details Hide Details Set in a posh New York apartment in the course of one day in the spring of 1987, the novel contains frequent flashbacks that describe life in a black neighbourhood in the 1950s and 1960s. The book also deals with stardom in the music business and some people's inability, despite their riches, to make their own American Dream come true and to lead fulfilled lives. Hunt indicates that within her novel, all the characters are victims who are also guilty, a reflection of real life where "we get hurt, but we're also hurting each other all the time." Hunt wrote Joy while touring England with a group performing Othello and said her fellow actors made fun of her while she was writing the book; given her reputation, she feels, they may have thought her an aspiring Joan Collins. Hunt says Joy is also about the colorism that existed within black society at the time, where girls with fairer skin and longer hair were preferred to girls with kinky hair and more stereotypically Black characteristics. Hunt said that living in England and exploring its accents taught her how beautiful Black language was, a "culturally important" feature she preserved in her novel.
  • 1985
    Age 38
    Hunt began writing in 1985, and her first book was her 1986 autobiography, Real Life: The Story of a Survivor.
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    In her 1985 autobiography, Real Life, Hunt acknowledged that "Brown Sugar" is about her, among a few other songs, a fact she reiterated in her 2006 book Undefeated.
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  • 1978
    Age 31
    Hunt tracked down her father's father Blair Hunt shortly before he died in 1978 to find him living sedately in a seedy part of town with his companion of 60 years.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt discovered that her grandfather had been a public school administrator and a leading member of Memphis's black community. Blair Hunt talked about his "poor dear sick wife" who he had "put away" many years before. Hunt discovered that her father's mother, Ernestine, had been born in 1896 as a free black and that she grew up in Memphis, "an intelligent, remarkably beautiful young woman who excelled in school and was greatly envied for her pale skin, blue eyes and blonde hair." Hunt tracked her grandmother down to a rundown nursing home, and although Hunt was unable to discover why Ernestine spent 50 years behind bars, Hunt wrote that the reasons may have had more to do with racism and sexism than insanity. In 2005 Hunt released her memoir about her battle with cancer, Undefeated.
  • 1970
    Age 23
    In London, November 1970, Hunt gave birth to Jagger's first and her only child, Karis.
    More Details Hide Details According to Hunt, the pair planned the child but never intended to live together. According to Tony Sanchez in Up and Down with the Rolling Stones, Jagger considered proposing to Hunt but did not because he did not think he loved Hunt enough to spend the rest of his life with her, while Hunt, for her part, did not think they were sufficiently compatible to cohabit satisfactorily. When Karis was two years old, Hunt asked the courts for an affiliation order against Jagger and eventually settled out of court. Jagger, who called the suit "silly", has been close to Karis since then; he took her on holiday with his family when she was a teenager, attended her Yale graduation and her 2000 wedding, and he was at the hospital for the birth of her son in 2004.
  • 1969
    Age 22
    Hunt met Marc Bolan in 1969 when she went to the studio where Bolan's group was recording "Unicorn".
    More Details Hide Details Tony Visconti said that when Bolan and Hunt met, "you could see the shafts of light pouring out of their eyes into each other. We finished the session unusually early, and Marc and Marsha walked out into the night hand in hand." According to Hunt, the relationship between the two was based on more than physical attraction, though she also recalled that her commercial visibility put her in opposition to Bolan's philosophy that "the serious art of music was validated by obscurity." In 1973, as a member of a panel organized by British magazine Melody Maker to discuss women in music and options open to black women, Hunt suggested that black women needed to make use of the "side-door" in the industry, entering as "the statuary representative" before they could make music under their own terms. In addition to her husband, Korner and Bolan, Hunt was professionally associated with such musicians as Long John Baldry, John Mayall and Elton John.
    Hunt's first single, a cover of Dr John's "Walk on Gilded Splinters", was released on Track Records in 1969; it became a minor hit.
    More Details Hide Details An album, Woman Child (in Germany released under the title Desdemona), followed in 1971. In May 1977 an album with disco songs was released in Germany with the title Marsha. It was recorded at Musicland Studios in Munich and produced by Pete Belotte (coproducer with Giorgio Moroder of many Donna Summer albums)
    Hunt played at the Jazz Bilzen and Isle of Wight music festivals in August 1969 with her backup band "White Trash".
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  • 1968
    Age 21
    She did not use it, but remained, and in 1968 joined the group Ferris Wheel.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Hunt achieved national fame in England when she appeared as "Dionne" in the rock musical Hair, a box-office smash on the London stage. Hunt only had two lines of dialogue in Hair, but she attracted a lot of media attention and her photo appeared in many newspapers and magazines. Her photograph was used on the poster and playbill of the original London production, photographed by Justin de Villeneuve. Hunt says that the role was a perfect fit for her, expressing who she actually was. She was one of three Americans featured in the London show, and when the show began she had no contract to perform. When the show opened she was featured in so many stories that she was offered a contract right away.
  • 1967
    Age 20
    Ratledge and Hunt were married on April 15, 1967.
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    In February 1967 Hunt took a singing job with Alexis Korner's trio "Free at Last" so that she could earn her fare back home.
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  • 1966
    Age 19
    In late 1966 Hunt met Mike Ratledge of Soft Machine.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt was having trouble getting a visa extension to stay in England and proposed to Ratledge.
    In February 1966 Hunt moved to Britain and for a time lived in Edinburgh.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt says that in London in the 1960s anything seemed possible.
  • 1964
    Age 17
    Hunt also went to Berkeley, in 1964, where she joined Jerry Rubin on protest marches against the Vietnam War.
    More Details Hide Details In her book Undefeated she recalled that during her time at Berkeley they "were sitting in for the Free Speech Movement, smoking pot, experimenting with acid, lining up to take Oriental philosophy courses, daring to cohabit, and going to dances in San Francisco."
  • 1960
    Age 13
    In 1960 the family moved to Kensington, California, which Hunt still regards as home, so that her brother and sister could attend Oakland High School and prepare to attend the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • 1946
    Hunt was born in Philadelphia, in 1946 and lived in North Philadelphia, near 23rd and Columbia, then in Germantown and Mount Airy, for the first 13 years of her life.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt remembers Philadelphia with affection, particularly the "Philadelphia steak sandwiches and the bad boys on the basketball court". Hunt's mother, Inez, was her primary parent and worked as a librarian in a local library. Hunt's father, Blaire Theodore Hunt, Jr., was one of America's first black psychiatrists but he did not live with Hunt; she found out when she was 15 years old that he had committed suicide three years previously. Hunt was brought up by her mother, her aunt and her grandmother, three strong, but very different women. Hunt describes her mother Inez as "extremely intelligent and education-minded", her Aunt Thelma as "extremely Catholic but very glamorous", and her grandmother Edna as an "extremely aggressive ass-kicking" independent Southern woman. Hunt credits the experience of having been poor with teaching her not to be materialistic. Her family put a great deal of emphasis on academic performance, and Hunt did very well in school.
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