April 23, 2009
The SAG Foundation is grateful to have made a friend in Jim Hutchison, who lost his battle with cancer in April. A Foundation Board member, Jim was a long-time resident of Hawaii whose colorful and accomplished career as a dancer and actor brought him to Broadway (in Pajama Game, among other hits), television (working with the likes of Gene Kelly, Ed Sullivan and Perry Como), films (including Finian’s Rainbow and Thoroughly Modern Millie) and even Cuba, appearing at the Havana Riviera for eight weeks just prior to the Castro regime. Becoming a major force in Hawaii’s dance world, Jim directed, choreographed and performed with Diamond Head Theatre and taught at the University of Hawaii . A family man, Jim demonstrated great caring in life as well as in art. We will miss him greatly.