Lucas's next film, an epic space opera titled Star Wars (1977), went through a troubled production process; however, was a surprise hit, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time, as well as a winner of 6 Academy Awards and a cultural phenomenon.
Following the first Star Wars film, Lucas produced and co-wrote the following installments in the trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
Hobson serves on the board of many organizations, including the Chicago Public Education Fund, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and the Sundance Institute.
She is also a director of the Starbucks Corporation, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., and Dream Works Animation SKG, Inc..
PHOTOS: Hollywood's most memorable engagements This will be the first marriage for Hobson and the second for Lucas, who was previously wed to Marcia Griffin from 1969 to 1983. Ignatius College Prep high school, and subsequently attended Princeton University, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.In 2000, she ascended to become the president of Ariel, a Chicago investment firm that manages over billion in assets."How else would a financial person and movie person ever be at the same place at the same time?" Lucas said during an interview on in January 2012.
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