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John Sturges (1910–1992)

John Sturges was born on January 3, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Elliott Sturges. He was a director and producer, known for The Great Escape (1963), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955). He was married to Katherine Helena Soules and Dorothy Lynn Brooks. He died on August 18, 1992 in San Luis Obispo, California, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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The Magnificent Seven (1960) was a major inspiration for Stephen King when writing his fifth Dark Tower novel, "Wolves of the Calla. In reference to the film's director, King named the beleaguered farming village Calla Bryn Sturgis. See more »


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