John Ireland Overview:

Actor, John Ireland, was born John Benjamin Ireland on Jan 30, 1914 in Vancouver, Canada. Ireland died at the age of 78 on Mar 21, 1992 in Santa Barbara, CA and was laid to rest in Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Ireland was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best Supporting ActorAll the King's Men (1949)Jack BurdenNominated
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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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PRIDE MONTH: and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948)

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: Outside of the Norm

By shadowsandsatin on Jan 6, 2012 From Shadows and Satin

was not your standard movie actor ? his background, his looks, his Hollywood career, and his life behind the screen all represented an individual who was outside the realm of the norm. During Ireland?s Hollywood heyday, he was seen in such classic fare as My Darling Clementine (1946) an... Read full article


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John Ireland Quotes:

[hearing gunfire in the distance]
Marshal Rose Hood: I'm a fool! Instead of doing my job, I'm out here disgracing Scott's memory - and it's all your fault!
Cane Miro: Nothing we both do is all my fault.


[last lines] [after a desperate battle with many casualties Windy's platoon captures their objective]
Windy: Dear Frances, we just blew a bridge and took a farmhouse. It was so easy... so terribly easy.


Erica Page: It's Joshua.
Cane Miro: Looks like he means to hold us up.
Erica Page: You'll have to get him.
Cane Miro: You'll have to pay me for it!
Erica Page: I gave you three thousand to take care of the law in Oracle. He's part of it.
Cane Miro: So you did. I should have listened to the fine print.


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John Ireland Facts
He was the very first Vancouver-born actor to be nominated for an Academy Award.

He was better known in Hollywood for his wild exploits as a lothario than his work in films. Howard Hawks even included a scene with Ireland and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948) where they compare the size of their guns, allegedly a wink to Ireland's infamous physical endowments.

Ex-brother-in-law of actor Peter Marshall.

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