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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 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Great Escape
The Great Escape Director
(1963)
The Magnificent Seven
(1960)
Bad Day at Black Rock
(1955)
The Eagle Has Landed
(1976)

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Alternate Names:

Capt John Sturges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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He specialized in robust action pictures, particularly westerns. He excelled at bringing to life tautly written stories about tough characters facing difficult circumstances. Conversely, just as often, he failed to redeem poorly written material, turning out an equally inadequate picture. Throughout his career he regularly alternated hits (such as Last Train from Gun Hill (1959), The Magnificent ... See more »

Trademark:

Predominantly male ensemble casts.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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