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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|
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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