John Ireland

Movie Actor

John Ireland was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on January 30th, 1914 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 78, John Ireland biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1914
Place of Birth
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Death Date
Mar 21, 1992 (age 78)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Film Editor, Screenwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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John Ireland Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Elaine Sheldon Rosen, ​ ​(m. 1940; div. 1948)​, Joanne Dru, ​ ​(m. 1949; div. 1957)​, Daphne Myrick Cameron, ​ ​(m. 1962; died 1992)​
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John Ireland Life

Benjamin Ireland (January 30, 1914-February 21, 1992) was a Canadian-American actor and film producer.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in All the King's Men (1949), Red River (1948), and Gunfight at the O.K. Ireland was the first Vancouver-born actor to be nominated for an Academy Award in an American film. Corral (1957) Corral was a teenager.

55 Days at Peking (1963), The Adventurers (1970), and Farewell, My Lovely (1975). Ireland has also appeared in numerous television series, including The Cheaters (1960–62).

He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the television industry.

Early life

On January 30, 1914, Ireland was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was in New York City from a young age. In the 7th grade, formal education in Ireland came to an end, and he went out of his way to help his family make ends meet.

He never knew his natural father; his mother, Gracie Ferguson, an Irish vaudevillian, remarried to Michael Noone, a future actor-comedian), and another son, Michael. Noone was their last name; Ireland never knew where his last name came from. One of his jobs was at a water carnival where he competed for a dead octopus.

He was a swimmer, once competing with Johnny Weissmuller. He performed submersion stunts at a carnival and spent time as a barker.

Personal life

In tabloids of the times, occasionally Ireland's name was mentioned in connection with much younger actresses, including Natalie Wood, Barbara Payton, and Sue Lyon. When he was 45, he attracted controversies by dating 16-year-old actress Weld. On the set of Queen Bee (1955), Ireland had an affair with co-star Joan Crawford. Ireland and Crawford co-starred in William Castle's film I Saw What You Did a decade ago.

He has been married three times. Elaine Sheldon, his first wife, from 1940 to 1949, was his first wife, by whom he had two sons, John and Peter.

He was married to actress Joanne Dru (whose younger brother, entertainer Peter Marshall, was first known for his comedy appearance with Ireland's half-brother Tommy Noonan) from 1949 to 1957. Dru admitted to hospital with a black eye in July 1956, which she said was mistaken but that was often traced to Ireland. After being admitted to the hospital for an overdose of barbiturates, Ireland was admitted to the hospital.

The couple had over $50,000 in debt when they separated in 1957.

Ireland was married to Daphne Myrick Cameron, with whom he had a daughter named Daphne and a son named Cameron from 1962 to his death. Pete, Melissa, Jack, and Helios are his four grandchildren.

In his later years, he managed the restaurant Ireland's in Santa Barbara, California. He spent his days in the kitchen and concocted Ireland Stew, using whatever ingredients were available on a given night. He was also a regular at the restaurant's bar, greeting patrons and buying drinks for friends.

The restaurant was unprofitable. Ireland declared bankruptcy in May 1977.

Ireland died of leukemia in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 78. He is buried at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

At 1610 Vine Street, he was recognized for his contributions to the television industry.


John Ireland Career


He was just passing the Davenport Free Theater in Manhattan one day. He enrolled in the belief that it was a free show but instead received free training. He slept in a dressing room and was paid a dollar a day to work backstage when rehearsing lines.

He made his Broadway debut in 1941 in a Macbeth revival starring Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson. Other Broadway plays were also produced.

Private Windy, the thoughtful letter-writing GI, in the 1945 war film A Walk in the Sun, directed by Lewis Milestone, has signed Ireland to 20th Century Fox for his screen debut.

Wake Up and Dream (1946), Behind Green Lights (1946), and It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946) were followed by Landis. Billy Clanton appeared in John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946).

Ireland had his first lead role in railroading. (47), Anthony Mann's Eagle-Lion project, directed by Anthony Mann. He returned to Columbia to help the King Brothers (1947) and I Love Miss (1948) for Columbia.

In Open Secret (1948) for Eagle-Lion, Ireland took the lead and later played a supporting role in Anthony Mann's classic noir, Raw Deal (1948).

As the gunner Cherry Valance of Howard Hawks' 1948 film Red River, Ireland had a vital support system. However, Ireland's presence was suspended as a result of Hawks' dissatisfaction with the actor. In the Ingrid Bergman epic, Joan of Arc (1948), Ireland was an army captain.

Ireland signed a deal with Columbia Pictures in April 1948, boosting the price of the week to $1500 per week. In All the King's Men (1949), Ireland was nominated for an Academy Award for his forceful appearance as Jack Burden, the hardboiled newspaper reporter who shifts from devotee to cynical denouncer of demagogue Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford), making him the first Vancouver-born actor to be nominated for an Academy Award nomination.

In the low budget I Shot Jesse James (1949), Sam Fuller's first film directed by Bob Ford, Ireland was included as Bob Ford. In Anna Lucasta (1949), he was a villain in the Western Roughshod (1949) and a love rival for Paulette Goddard (1949).

After filming one scene on One Way Out in December 1949, Columbia barred him after walking out (released as Convicted). He sued the company.

In The Return of Jesse James (1950) by Lippert Pictures, he appeared alongside his then-wife Joanne Dru in favor of Vengeance Valley (1951).

During McCarthyism in the early 1950s, he successfully sued two television companies for breach of contract and slander, alleging that they reneged on contracts due to his apparent political inability, as well as the lead in a TV series The Adventures of Ellery McQueen. He received an undisclosed but "substantial" cash settlement.

In some low-budget films, Ireland had the leads: The Basketball Fix (1951); The Scarf (1951); Little Big Horn (1954); The Bushwackers (1952); and Hannah Lee (1953) with his wife. He commanded the former. The film sparked a lawsuit against the makers.

In Southwest Passage (1954) and Joan Crawford in Queen Bee (1955), he came to England to make The Good Die Young (1954) and help his wife.

In The Fast and Furious (1955), an early film from Roger Corman, John Ireland turned director; Ireland also appeared. In the British thriller The Glass Cage (1955) and the war film Hell's Horizon (1955), he was the lead. Gunslinger (1956) was Corman's second appearance on Corman, this time as an actor.

He agreed to act and direct films for television in July 1955.

He took the lead in the television series Port of Call in January 1956.

Johnny Ringo in the O.K.'s Gunfight earned him a supporting role. Corral (1957), a 1957, starred as a mobster in MGM's Party Girl (1958), and was a member of Corral (1958). In No Place to Land (1958), and Stormy Crossing (1958), he was leading the way.

In the episode "The Fight Back" of the NBC western series " Riverboat," Chris Slade appeared as Chris Slade, with Karl Swenson as Ansel Torgin. Tom Fowler (Tom Laughlin), the administrator of the burgeoning river town of Hampton, Mississippi, has barred farmers from exporting their produce to market. A lynch-mob led by Fowler follows series lead character Grey Holden (Darren McGavin) in a dispute over a wedding held on the Enterprise. In this episode, Karl Swenson was also included.

In 1959, John appeared on Judy Garland's album, The Letter from Capitol Records.

In the Stanley Kubrick 1960 film Spartacus, Ireland played a central role as the gladiator Crixus, co-starring Kirk Douglas. Winch appeared in the western film "Incident of the Garden of Eden" and made Faces in the Dark (1960) in England that year. "Papa Benjamin," a Thriller television series (1960) episode, also featured him.

He appeared in the British television series The Cheaters from 1960 to 1962, portraying John Hunter, a claims examiner for an insurance company that gathered evidence of fraud. He aided Elvis Presley in the Country (1961) and was instrumental in the British Return of a Stranger (1961).

In the episode "Incident of the Portrait" on Rawhide in 1962, he portrayed the character Frank Trask. Rawhide, S7, EP28 Date: May 7, 1965 (John Ireland) Old Spanish treasure is still searching for a piece of cattle, despite the fact that the herd desperately needs the water in the area.

He was in 55 Days at Peking (1963) with Charlton Heston and was Ballomar in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), both films shot in Spain by producer Samuel Bronston.

He was recognizable as the star of B-movies such as I Saw What You Did with Crawford by the mid-1960s. In 1965, he appeared as Jed Colby, a trail scout in Rawhide's final season. He appeared in "Stage Stop" (S12E10) as the abused husband and stage coach on Gunsmoke in 1966.

In the episode "Judgment at Red Creek," Marshal Will Rimbau appeared on Bonanza with Michael Landon in 1967. In season 3's "Little Girl Lost" and season 5's "The Winoka Warriors," he appeared on two episodes of Little House on the Prairie as a alcoholic who saves Carrie Ingalls, who had fallen down an abandoned mine shaft.

He had some leads in the A. C. Lyles Western Fort Utah (1967), then travelled to Hate for Hate (1967), and Pistol for a Hundred Coffins (1967), but Villa Rides (1968) Trusting Is Good... Shooting is Better (1969), One on the Other (1969), and Carnal Circuit (1969).

In the episode "Jenny," Ireland appeared as Kinroy in the television western "The Men From Shiloh (rebranded name for The Virginian). In productions including The House of Seven Corpses (1974), Salon Kitty (1976), and Satan's Cheerleaders (1977), Ireland was seen in productions such as The House of Seven Corpses (1974). However, he did appear in big-budget farewell tales such as The Adventurers (1970) and later as a police lieutenant in Robert Mitchum's private-eye story Farewell, My Lovely (1975).

He ran an advertisement in the newspapers announcing, "I'm an actor, please let me act." Jonathan Aaron Cartwright, Ben Cartwright's younger brother, appeared in the television film Bonanza: The Next Generation.

In 1988, he appeared in "Eye for an Eye," a War of the Worlds episode.

During his career, Ireland resurfaced on stage, and co-directed two films in the 1950s: the acclaimed Western drama Hannah Lee (1953) and the carjacking B-movie (1955).


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