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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson (June 13, 1918 - April 8, 1996) was an American movie actor.

Born in Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo star before becoming involved in the movies with John Ford in such classics as She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande. He went on to become a favourite of Sam Peckinpah before winning an Academy Award for his performance as Sam The Lion in The Last Picture Show.

He was the World Champion Steer Roper in 1953.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Ben Johnson Facts

BirthdayJune 13, 1918
BirthplaceForaker, Oklahoma, USA
Date of deathApril 8, 1996 (age 77)
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Ben Johnson compared to you?
Awards1972 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for The Last Picture Show)
1972 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Last Picture Show)

Selected Filmography

Not available.