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J. Lee Thompson (1914–2002)


J. Lee Thompson was born on August 1, 1914 in Bristol, England as John Lee Thompson. He was a director and writer, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) and Ice Cold in Alex (1958). He was married to Lucille Kelly, Penny Thompson, Florence (Bill) Bailey and Joan Henry. He died on August 30, 2002 in Sooke, British ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Murder Without Crime. Written by J. Lee Thompson [only Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Cort Theatre: 18 Aug 1943- 18 Sep 1943 (37 performances). Cast: Henry Daniell (as "Matthew"), Viola Keats (as "Jan"), Frances Tannehill (as "Grena"), Bretaigne Windust (as "Stephen"). Produced by John H. Del Bondio, ... See more »

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J. Lee-Thompson | John Lee-Thompson | John Lee Thompsn | J. Lee Thompson | J.L. Thompson | John Lee Thompson
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I am a pacifist. If there was another war, I don't think I would go to it. See more »

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The Thompson-directed Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) was the most critically praised of all the "Death Wish" sequels. See more »

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Mighty Mouse

Star Sign:

Leo

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