'Sixteen Candles,' 'Breakfast Club' director Hughes dead at 59

posted 2009-08-06 17:05:34 by arnoldam

John Hughes, the producer, writer and director whose 1980s films such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Some Kind of Wonderful" offered a sharp-eyed look at teenagers and their social habits, has died, according to a statement from his representative. He was 59.