John Badham


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Birth Name: John Badham
Born: 08/25/1939
Birth Place: Luton, England, GB

Born on Aug. 15, 1939 in Luton, England, Badham was raised by his father, Henry, a former U.S. Air Force general who became president of the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company, and his mother, Mary, an actress. When he was a young boy, Badham moved with his family to the United States, settling in Birmingham, AL, before becoming a naturalized citizen. A little later in life, he would earn his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Yale University in 1961, followed by his master's in film from Yale's School of Drama in 1963. Soon after, Badham was inspired to go to Hollywood after his younger sister, Mary Badham, received an Oscar nomination for her unforgettable performance as Scout Finch in... Continue Bio >>


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