Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-11-17

Longtime Samford University Theatre director Harold Hunt, now retired, has been awarded the 1999 Theatre Hall of Fame Award by the Alabama Conference of Theatre and Speech (ACTS).

The award, which recognizes past pioneers in Alabama theatre, was presented at the ACTS Fall conference Oct. 23 at Auburn University.

Hunt joined the Samford faculty in 1963 and served as head of the department of speech and dramatic arts from 1966 until his retirement in 1997.

During his 34-year Samford tenure, he directed more than 100 plays.

A former president of the Alabama Speech and Theatre Conference, he was active in regional and national associations.