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Also Known As: John Benjamin Ireland Died: March 21, 1992
Born: January 30, 1914 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Profession: Cast ... actor director professional swimmer barker
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Tall, lean former professional swimmer who appeared on Broadway and toured in Shakespeare in the late 1930s and early 40s before entering film in the mid-40s. A supporting actor in several notable Westerns including "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Red River" (1948) and a lead in small noirs likes "Railroaded" (1947), Ireland was nominated for an Oscar for his forceful performance as the newspaper reporter who evolves from devotee to cynical denouncer of demagogue Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) in "All the King's Men" (1949).

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