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Birth Name: Ken Annakin
Born: 08/10/1914
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 04/22/2009

He was born Kenneth Cooper Annakin on Aug. 10, 1914 in Beverley, the county town of East Yorkshire, England. After completing his education, he worked in civil service as an income tax inspector in the city of Hull, but according to his 2001 autobiography, So You Wanna Be a Director? a windfall from a horse race bet allowed him to flee his mundane existence, and he enjoyed some adventurous years in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. In the course of his travels, he worked as a journalist; even spending some time as a gold prospector.

Annakin eventually returned to the UK, where he sold cars and insurance until the outbreak of World War II, when he joined the Royal Air For... Continue Bio >>

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