Ben Johnson Overview:

Legendary actor, Ben Johnson, was born Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. on Jun 13, 1918 in Foraker, OK. Johnson died at the age of 77 on Apr 9, 1996 in Mesa, AZ and was laid to rest in Pawhuska City Cemetery in Pawhuska, OK.



Ben Johnson was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for The Last Picture Show (as Sam the Lion) in 1971.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1971Best Supporting ActorThe Last Picture Show (1971)Sam the LionWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Johnson was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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Ben Johnson Quotes:

Capt. Thomas Thompson: This is no place for the woman of Victorio.
Chanzana: Chanzana is no more the woman of Victorio. He says to me, "Chanzana, you live long in soldiers' camp. Your mother was Mexican... we do not trust you. Go - stay with soldiers."
Capt. Thomas Thompson: Seems to me that puts you in a bad spot, lady. We don't trust you, either.

Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon: [breaking up soldier's fight] Break it up! Who started this?
Trooper Travis Tyree: [indicating Heinze] This fella talked derogatory about the boy's pappy.
Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone: Yeah, he called him the teacher's pet of a chuckle-headed Mick sergeant. What's that mean, doc?
Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon: [to Heinze] Oh, you said that, did ya?
Trooper Heinze: Yes, I did.
Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon: And did ya mean it?
Trooper Heinze: Yes I did.
Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon: [exasperated] A chuckle... what was that?
Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone: Chuckle-headed Mick sergeant.
Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon: And you meant it?
Trooper Heinze: Yes I did.

[repeated line]
Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone: Yo.

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