Job Actor, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, producer
Years active 1943-1990
Top Roles Police Stenographer, Joshua, Taha, Nick Romano, Tom Stark
Top GenresDrama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Crime, Western
Top TopicsBook-Based, Christmas, Period Piece
Top Collaborators (Producer), , (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Cecil B. DeMille, Jane Wyatt, Ralph Nelson  see more..

John Derek Overview:

Actor, John Derek, was born Derek Delevan Harris on Aug 12, 1926 in Hollywood, CA. Derek died at the age of 71 on May 22, 1998 in Santa Maria, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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John Derek Quotes:

[Jet tries to help Alice recapture her canary]
Jet Cosgrave: Easy. Don't stampede the livestock.


Judy Polsen: Don't try it, Jet! There's nobody that can outshoot Major Cosgrave!
Jet Cosgrave: Maybe another Cosgrave can.


Moses: You know it is death to strike an Egyptian.
Joshua: I know it.
Moses: Yet you struck him. Why?
Joshua: To free the old woman.
Moses: What is she to you?
Joshua: An old woman.
[Joshua was defending his Hebrew race]
Egyptian guard: Lord Moses, send him to his death!
Moses: The man has courage. You do not speak like a slave.
Joshua: God made man. Man made slaves.
Moses: Which god?
Joshua: The God of Abraham, the Almighty God!
Moses: If your God is Almighty, why does He leave you in bondage?
Joshua: He will choose the hour of our freedom and the man who will deliver us!


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John Derek Facts
In voting for 1981's RAZZIE Awards for Worst Achievements in Film, Derek's direction of Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) (starring his wife Bo Derek) and Michael Cimino's direction of the legendary debacle Heaven's Gate (1980) ran neck-and-neck. A mere handful of late ballots threw the Worst Director nod to Cimino.


He photographed wives Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek for Playboy magazine.

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