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John Huettner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn R.•Huettner
Used nameJohn•Huettner
Born21 October 1906 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Died4 August 1970 in Orange County, California (USA)
AffiliationsCalifornia Yacht Club, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Little is known of John Huettner’s sailing career. He was a crew member in 1932 on Pierpont Davis’s boat, the Santa Maria, which finished second in the Final Olympic Trials. Huettner sailed in the Olympics when Owen Churchill, who won the Trials, allowed Davis’s crew to compete in some of the Olympic races. Huettner eventually became an attorney in Los Angeles, but after the Olympics, he acted in a few movies, mostly as an extra or an uncredited cast member. Notably, he appeared in the classic movie Citizen Kane (1941) as an uncredited cast member in Xanadu Great Hall. Huettner also appeared in Hands Across the Table (1935), The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938), and Journey into Fear (1943).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Sailing 8 metres, Open Olympic Angelita 1 Gold Representing United States    

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