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)

By Carol Martinheira on Jun 10, 2021 From The Old Hollywood Garden

PRIDE MONTH: and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948) On June 10, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized June is Pride Month and, like always, celebrations abound here at the Garden. And while I’ve already talked about some of the big ones, like Morocco (... Read full article


: 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:

[referring to the new railroad line]
Cane Miro: It's not coming.
Erica Page: They're going to build the line through Rockdale.
Cane Miro: It's a shame.
Erica Page: Is that all you can say?
Cane Miro: It's a darn shame.


Cherry: There are only two things more beautiful than a gun: a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere. Ever had a good... Swiss watch?


Sadie Burke: Was she pretty?
Jack Burden: How should I know. I wasn't looking at her *face*.


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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.

Half-brother of actor-entertainer Tommy Noonan, who appeared with him in I Shot Jesse James (1949). (See also Peter Marshall.)

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