Job Actor, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, producer
Years active 1943-1990
Top Roles Police Stenographer, Nick Romano, Joshua, Taha, Minor Role
Top GenresDrama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Crime, Western
Top TopicsBook-Based, Christmas, Period Piece
Top Collaborators (Producer), , (Director), (Director)
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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:

The Kid: Here's for helpin' the lady. Buy yourself a cigar.
[the Kid tosses Jet a dime]
Jet Cosgrave: You keep it. Until you're old enough to smoke.


Lilia: Joshua, we must have hope. God will send us a leader.
Joshua: Hope. On the heels of every hope walks Dathan.


Jet Cosgrave: My father told me when I was 21, I'd get the ranch. If the will says something other than that, it's a forgery.
Andrew Devlin: That's a strong accusation! Can you prove it?
Jet Cosgrave: No.
Andrew Devlin: Then I'm afraid there's no legal way for you to get the Circle C.
Jet Cosgrave: I thought you'd say that. A lawyer's opinion. But I'm no lawyer.


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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.


Father of Sean Catherine Derek. She wrote a biography titled "Cast of Characters" detailing what it was like having John Derek as a father and Ursula Andress, Linda Evans, and Bo Derek as step-mothers.

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