John Sturges (1910–1992)


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John Sturges was an American film director, mostly remembered for his outstanding Western films. In 1992, Sturges was awarded a Golden Boot Award for his lifelong contribution to the Western genre. Sturges was born in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, within the Chicago metropolitan area. By 1930, the village had a population of 64,000 people. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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The Great Escape Director
(1963)
(1960)
(1955)

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Alternate Names:

Capt John Sturges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Katherine Helena Soules  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Reginald Gowman Rowe Carne | Grace Delafield Sturges
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He began his directing career at Columbia Pictures, where from 1946-49 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 United... See more »

Trademark:

Predominantly male ensemble casts.

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Capricorn

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