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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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Trivia:

Served with the US Army Signals Corps during World War II, but later transferred to the Air Force. Eventually edited/directed 37 training films and five documentaries. He served in Africa, Italy, Corsica and Britain. See more »

Trademark:

Predominantly male ensemble casts.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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