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Jack Lord

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Birth Name: Jack Lord
Born: 12/30/1920
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Died: 01/21/1998

Born John Joseph Patrick Ryan in Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 30, 1920, "Jack" was the son of Ellen and William Ryan, a steamship company executive. Educated at New York-area schools like St. Benedict Joseph Labre School and John Adams High, Jack set his sights on a career as an artist and painter early on. In his teens, he worked for his father - whose business had suffered greatly due to the Great Depression - as a freighter crewman during summer breaks from school. Inspired by the shores of the Mediterranean and Africa, the aspiring artist honed his skills with sketches and paintings of these exotic locales. By now completely enamored with a life on the sea, Lord enrolled in maritime studies at t... Continue Bio >>

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