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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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He directed two actors to Oscar nominations: Louis Calhern (Best Actor, The Magnificent Yankee (1950)) and Spencer Tracy (Best Actor, Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)) and The Old Man and the Sea (1958)). See more »


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