From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eleanor Hunt (10 January 1910 - 12 June 1981) was an American film actress. She starred oppostie John Wayne in the 1934 film Blue Steel. She was married to actor Rex Lease and George Hirliman, the latter with whom she adopted Georgelle Hirliman as an infant. Description above from the Wikipedia article Eleanor Hunt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.