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Actor, Jack Lord, was born John Joseph Patrick Ryan on Dec 30, 1920 in Queens, NY. Lord died at the age of 77 on Jan 21, 1998 in Honolulu, HI and was cremated and his ashes scattered in the ocean near his Kahala condominium.



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By Rick29 on Oct 14, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

One could argue that the first episode of the original Hawaii Five-O TV series was the "pilot" broadcast on CBS on September 20, 1968. While the pilot certainly established the show's premise--and introduced Wo Fat, its most famous villain--it was still a trial run. When the series was given the gre... Read full article

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Was of Irish and Spanish ancestry.

Originally wanted to be billed as "Jack Ryan," but discovered that another actor had already registered that name with Actor's Equity. He wanted a short name, so he chose "Jack Lord" instead.

Was the first actor to play CIA Agent Felix Leiter in the "official" James Bond films, beginning with Dr. No (1962). His real name, John Patrick Ryan, is also the name of the CIA Agent hero of Tom Clancy's novels. Both characters first appeared on film opposite Sean Connery.

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