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John Ford

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Birth Name: John Ford
Born: 02/01/1895
Birth Place: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA
Death Place: Palm Desert, California, USA
Died: 08/31/1973

Born John Martin Feeney on Feb. 1, 1895 in Cape Elizabeth, ME, Ford was raised by his Irish immigrant parents, John Augustine, a saloon owner and odd-job laborer, and Barbara, who birthed 11 children, three of whom died as infants. After attending Portland High School, he moved to Los Angeles in 1914, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Francis, who was working in Hollywood as an actor and director. Ford changed his name to his more famous moniker and began appearing as a bit player in his brother's movies, as well as performing a number of jobs behind the scenes including assistant director, laborer, prop assistant, stuntman and camera operator. He made his onscreen debut in Fr... Continue Bio >>



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