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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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Alternate Names:

Capt John Sturges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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He began his directing career at Columbia Pictures, where from 1946-49 he he worked on "12-day wonders" ("B" pictures shot on a 12-day schedule). From there he moved on to MGM where for another six years he directed more "B" pictures, albeit on a larger budget. He established an independent production company in 1959, releasing through United Artists. From 1960-67 he worked under contract for ... See more »

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Predominantly male ensemble casts.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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