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John Farrow

John Farrow was an award-winning film director, producer and screenwriter, born John N.B. Villiers-Farrow on February 10, 1904 in Sydney, Australia.

John Farrow began writing while working as a sailor in the 1920s. He moved to Hollywood to work in films as a marine technical advisor and stayed on as a screenwriter. He wrote for films between 1927 and 1959, and also directed between 1934 and 1959. Farrow was also a writer of short stories and plays.

He's also remembered for being married to actress Maureen O'Sullivan. He fathered seven children, including actresses Mia Farrow and Prudence Farrow.

He died of a heart attack on January 28, 1963 in Beverly Hills, California.

Awards and honors

Farrow was twice nominated for an Academy Award. He won the Oscar and Writers Guild of America Award for his adapted screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days (1956).

He was nominated for an Oscar and won the 1942 New York Film Critics Circle Award for his direction of the rousing World War II battle drama Wake Island.

His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6304 Hollywood Blvd.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

John Farrow Facts

Birth NameJohn N.B. Villiers-Farrow
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1904
BirthplaceSydney, Australia
Date of deathJanuary 28, 1963 (Beverly Hills, California, USA, age 58)
Height5' 11½" (1m82)  How tall is John Farrow compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection
4 Movie Marathon: Classic War Collection
The Big Clock
The Sea Chase
The John Wayne Century Collection
His Kind of Woman
Beyond Glory
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