|Also Known As: ||
||June 11, 1979
||May 26, 1907
||Cause of Death:
||Winterset, Iowa, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Moved to, and raised in, California; worked on Fox lot during summer vacations; met John Ford
First film appearance (uncredited as member of USC football team) in "The Drop Kick"
First credited bit appearance (as Duke Morrison) in "Words and Music"
First lead role in "The Big Trail"
Played lead in numerous minor films (mostly westerns)
Became major star after playing the Ringo Kid in John Ford's "Stagecoach"
Co-founded, and was president of, Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals
First film as producer (also actor), "Angel and the Badman"
Formed Batjac Film Production Co
Directing debut (also actor), "The Alamo"
Operation to remove cancerous lung