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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 The Old Man and the Sea (1958). 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)
The Old Man and the Sea
(1958)
Bad Day at Black Rock
(1955)

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Alternate Names:

Capt John Sturges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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After successfully working with Walter Newman on an eleventh hour rewrite of "Underwater," Sturges recruited the screenwriter for "The Magnificent Seven." Newman objected to how Sturges filmed several of his scenes and became furious when Sturges gave some of Yul Bryner's carefully crafted, character-driven lines to Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. Livid about it, Newman asked that his name be ... See more »

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Predominantly male ensemble casts.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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