February 2nd, 2009, 11:57 AM
Jean Peters (October 15, 1926 – October 13, 2000) was an American actress.Starred in the Movie Viva Zapata.
In 1957, after her divorce from her first husband, Texas oilman Stuart Cramer, Peters married Howard Hughes, shortly before he faded from public view and became an eccentric recluse. She retired from acting during the marriage. In 1971, Peters and Hughes divorced. She agreed to a lifetime alimony payment of $70,000 annually, adjusted for inflation, and she waived all claims to Hughes' estate. That same year, she married Stanley Hough, an executive with Twentieth-Century Fox.
Peters died of leukemia in 2000 in Carlsbad, California, two days before her 74th birthday.