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John Ford

D.O.B.: February 1, 1895 (Cape Elizabeth, ME)

D.O.D.: August 31, 1973 (Palm Desert, CA)

Cause of Death: Cancer

Location: Holy Cross; Section M; Lot 304; #5

Biographical Notes:

After John Feeney graduated high school he followed his brother to Hollywood and changed his last name to Ford. While first in Hollywood he had a lot of different jobs such as working on props, set construction and stunts. In 1917 he was working as a director. In 1935, he convinced the production chief at RKO to let him make the "The Informer". That film was hailed and gave Academy awards to Ford for Best Director.

He was the first film maker to be honored with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

John Ford directed over 140 films in his lifetime. He directed many western films starring John Wayne. He was a six time Academy Award winner.

Directed:

'How the West Was Won" (1962) Movie

"Rio Grande" (1950) Movie

"The Fugitive" (1947) Movie

"How Green Was My Valley" (1941) Movie

"The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) Movie

"Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) Movie

"The Hurricane" (1937) Movie

"The Informer" (1935) Movie

 

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