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Helen Hunt’s Father, Director Gordon Hunt, Has Died at 87


We’re so sad to learn that Gordon Hunt, director of live-action and animated work who was also the father of actress Helen Hunt, passed away Dec. 17 after complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Gordon, who was 87, was also the husband of actress B.J. Ward.

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An award-winning director, he worked on hit shows like Mad About You, Frasier, and Coach and many animated series, including The Jetsons, The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show, and The Smurfs.

Helen Hunt Dad (Getty Images)

“If you asked 100 people who knew him, 100 of them would say he was the kindest man they ever knew,” Hunt told The Hollywood Reporter.

Reactions from people in Hollywood have begun pouring in on social media.

We’ll be keeping Helen and the rest of Gordon’s family–wife Ward, another daughter, Colleen; brothers George and Peter; and three grandchildren–in our prayers.


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