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“I didn’t show up at the ceremony to collect any of my first three Oscars. Once I went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, I remember, I was suddenly taken drunk.” —John Ford

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John Ford - (02/01/1894 - 08/31/1973) age 79. Director, Producer, Writer - known for the Searchers, the Grapes of Wrath, the Man who Shot Liberty Valance, Stagecoach, 7 Women, How the West was Won and many more. He won 4 Oscars, another 28 wins and 18 nominations.

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THE SEARCHERS, 1956. Directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne. Click through for Martin Scorsese's article for the Hollywood Reporter.

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Maureen O'Hara, John Wayne, John Ford, and Dan Dailey in The Wings of Eagles (1957) - Publicity artwork for newspaper use.

Gregory Peck, John Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, and Richard Thorpe at an event for How the West Was Won (1962)

John Wayne and Claire Trevor on the set of John Ford's "Stagecoach", 1939

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DIRECTORS GROUP PARTY held at home of George Cukor - Pictured (l. to r.) - George Stevens, John Ford & Billy Wilder

"Stagecoach" photographer Bert Glennon and Director John Ford 1939 UA

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John Ford talking to William Wyler at a George Cukor hosted lunch for Luis Bunuel

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