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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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 was the original director of Wild Is the Wind (1957), but on March 15, 1957--only a week before shooting was scheduled to begin--he withdrew from the film due to illness, according to contemporary news items. George Cukor took over direction and stated years later in a interview that Sturges left the project to replace Fred Zinnemann on The Old Man and the Sea (1958), but a Cukor biography ... See more »

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Predominantly male ensemble casts.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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