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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: 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.


[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?


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John Ireland Facts
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.)

He was known as one of the genuine "nice guys" of Hollywood, always eager to meet with his fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs.

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