David Huffman

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David Huffman
BornDavid Oliver Huffman
(1945-05-10)May 10, 1945
Berwyn, Illinois, USA
DiedFebruary 27, 1985(1985-02-27) (aged 39)
San Diego, California, USA
OccupationActor
Years active1969–1984
Spouse(s)Phyllis Huffman
30 Dec 1967 – 27 Feb 1985 (his death)
2 children
 
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David Huffman
BornDavid Oliver Huffman
(1945-05-10)May 10, 1945
Berwyn, Illinois, USA
DiedFebruary 27, 1985(1985-02-27) (aged 39)
San Diego, California, USA
OccupationActor
Years active1969–1984
Spouse(s)Phyllis Huffman
30 Dec 1967 – 27 Feb 1985 (his death)
2 children

David Huffman (10 May 1945 – 27 February 1985) was a leading and supporting actor with many television, film and stage credits. He was married to award-winning casting director Phyllis Huffman until he was murdered in 1985.[1]

Murder[edit]

Huffman was murdered by a thief in San Diego, California. After bringing cookies to a wrap party for the show Of Mice and Men at the Old Globe Theatre, he spotted 16 year-old Genaro Samano Villanueva, who had broken into a Canadian couple's motor-home. He chased Villanueva into Balboa Park, where Villanueva stabbed him twice with a screwdriver. In 1986, Villanueva, an illegal alien from Mexico and a student at San Diego High School, was sentenced to 26 years in prison. Huffman was set to begin work on the television miniseries North and South the following week.[2] In December 2011, Genaro Villanueva was denied parole for 15 years.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Broadway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Youth, 16, Held in Death of Actor David Huffman". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ "San Diego County District Attorney 2011 Annual Report". San Diego County District Attorney. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 

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