Job Actor, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, producer
Years active 1943-1990
Top Roles Police Stenographer, Joshua, Taha, Nick Romano, Tom Stark
Top GenresDrama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Crime, Western
Top TopicsBook-Based, Christmas, Period Piece
Top Collaborators (Producer), , (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Cecil B. DeMille, Jane Wyatt, Ralph Nelson  see more..

John Derek Overview:

Actor, John Derek, was born Derek Delevan Harris on Aug 12, 1926 in Hollywood, CA. Derek died at the age of 71 on May 22, 1998 in Santa Maria, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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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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John Derek Quotes:

Chief Executioner's Aide: Surely someone as handsome as you has no trouble with the beauties.
Hajji Baba: I have no trouble with - I have trouble getting to.


Lilia: [singing] Death cometh to me, cometh to set me free. Death cometh to me.
Joshua: No, Lilia, death will not come to you.
Lilia: Joshua! You risk your life in coming here. You are first-born.
Joshua: So are you. I have brought lamb's blood to mark the door posts and lintels, so that the shadow of death will pass you by.
Lilia: It is enough that you thought of me, Joshua. I am outcast among our people. Do not save me from death, Joshua, save me from life!
Joshua: Tomorrow will bring a new world for us, Lilia!


The Kid: Here's for helpin' the lady. Buy yourself a cigar.
[the Kid tosses Jet a dime]
Jet Cosgrave: You keep it. Until you're old enough to smoke.


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John Derek Facts
Father of Russell Derek (b. 1950) who is paralyzed from the chest down due to a motorcycle accident in 1969.


He photographed wives Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek for Playboy magazine.

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