Anthony J. 'Huck' _____
local actor and entertainer
Anthony J. "Huck" ____, 77, of Lowell, died Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Heritage Nursing Care Center, after a brief illness.
Born December 13, 1931, in New York City, New York, he was a son of the late Elizabeth Finneral Johnson. He moved with his family to Lowell in 1936, and was educated in Lowell. He was a member of the former St. Peter's Parish. Huck had many jobs throughout his lifetime, among them was working for Laganas Shoe and Trull Farm. He also played conga drum and sang in many of the nightclubs in the 1960's with the band "The 5 J's". Acting was Huck's passion, and as a member of the Screen Actor's Guild, he appeared in several movies under the stage name "Jerome Hawks", including the first independent movie made in Massachusetts "Sasqua" which was filmed in Lowell and the Dracut Forest, where he played a hunter. In Vermont, he appeared in the film "A Stranger In The Kingdom". He also made television commercials with Tom Brady. He treasured his friendships with Mickey Ward The Fighter's family, the late Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, among many others. Huck enjoyed being an entertainer and will be fondly remembered by many for his musical talent, his charismatic wit and his undying love of acting.
I wrote my own eulogy for him here.