Ford, John

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Ford, John Gender: M
born on 1 February 1894
Place Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 43n34, 70w12
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 12°53' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif or s_capcol.18.gif

John Ford


American film director. He was famous for both his Westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time.

In particular, Ford was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain.

In 1973 Ford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon.

He died 31 August 1973.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 5.35.44 EST


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (4 Oscars)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession