John Ford

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Birthday
1, 1894
Birthplace
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Death Date
Aug 31, 1973 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1894
Birthplace
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Death Date
Aug 31, 1973 (79)

About

Irish-American filmmaker who directed westerns such as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Searchers and Stagecoach. His 1941 drama How Green Was My Valley earned five Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture.

Before Fame

He received bit parts as an actor when he first moved to California from Maine.

Trivia

He directed more than 140 films and was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot.

Family Life

He was in a relationship with Elise Matthesen. He had two children named Barbara and Patrick.

Associated With

He directed the film The Grapes of Wrath based on the novel by John Steinbeck.