“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
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.