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

Joshua: Praise God, I have found you!
Moses: Joshua? I thought you dead.
Joshua: In the copper mines of Sinai... the living are dead.
Moses: Sephora, bring water. How did you find me?
Joshua: A merchant buying copper saw you in the tent of Jethro.
Moses: [Moses softly tapped Josha's back] Here, you too will find peace, Joshua.
Joshua: [a stunned look came over Joshua's face, as he almost crossed his eyes] Peace? How can you find peace or even want it, while Rameses builds cities mortared with the blood of our people?


[last lines]
Chad Deasey: Don't shoot!
Brock Mitchell: There's nothing more a gun can do to you... or for you.


Joshua: Four hundred years we have waited.
Moses: Pharaoh's soldiers will not wait so long.
Joshua: The Almighty has heard our outcry. You are the Chosen One!
Moses: I know nothing of your god.
Joshua: He knows you, Moses. He has brought you to us, and you cannot turn your back upon Him. You will deliver us!


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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.

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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