Born in Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo star before becoming involved in the movies with John Ford in such classics as She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande. He went on to become a favourite of Sam Peckinpah before winning an Academy Award for his performance as Sam The Lion in The Last Picture Show.
He was the World Champion Steer Roper in 1953.
Ben Johnson Facts
|Birthday||June 13, 1918|
|Birthplace||Foraker, Oklahoma, USA|
|Date of death||April 8, 1996 (age 77)|
|Height||6' 3" (1m91) How tall is Ben Johnson compared to you?|
|Awards||1972 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for The Last Picture Show)|
|1972 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Last Picture Show)|