John Beck Overview:

Producer, John Beck, was born on Oct 24, 1909 in Pomona, CA. Beck died at the age of 83 on Jul 18, 1993 in Woodland Hills, CA .


John Beck was Associate Producer for One Touch of Venus (starring Ava Gardner, Robert Walker) in 1948, after which he 'graduated' to Producer. During the next 20 years he would go on to produce 8 more films most notably Family Honeymoon (Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray), Harvey (James Stewart), The Singing Nun (Debbie Reynolds) and The Private Navy of St. O'Farrell (Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller).

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



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Met wife 'Tina Carver (I)', a former British model, in Mexico when they were both working on the movie, Lawman (1971). They married in 1971 and have four children -- one son named Tara James Beck and three daughters named Tatiana Beck, Talia Beck and Natasha Beck.

His big breakthrough was in the movie The Other Side of Midnight (1977) in which he played the male lead. The film was a huge box office flop, largely due to 20th Century Fox's decision to throw full weight behind the first Star Wars film.

His tutors encouraged him to try acting as a means to overcome his profound shyness. He was encouraged after performing in a high school play at age 16. Moving to California in 1962 at age 19, he initially made his living by appearing in TV commercials.

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