John Sturges (1910–1992)


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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 Director
(1963)
(1960)
(1955)

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Alternate Names:

Capt John Sturges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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He served his apprenticeship in the blueprint department at RKO and was promoted to office assistant, after inventing a filing system nobody else could understand. He then learned the new Technicolor process under the designer Robert Edmund Jones. As there were few specialists in the field, he was eventually hired as a colour consultant by David O. Selznick to work on "The Garden of Allah" for ... See more »

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Predominantly male ensemble casts.

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Capricorn

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