John Farrow began writing while working as a sailor in the 1920s. He moved to Hollywood to work in films as a marine technical advisor and stayed on as a screenwriter. He wrote for films between 1927 and 1959, and also directed between 1934 and 1959. Farrow was also a writer of short stories and plays.
He died of a heart attack on January 28, 1963 in Beverly Hills, California.
Awards and honors
Farrow was twice nominated for an Academy Award. He won the Oscar and Writers Guild of America Award for his adapted screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days (1956).
He was nominated for an Oscar and won the 1942 New York Film Critics Circle Award for his direction of the rousing World War II battle drama Wake Island.
His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6304 Hollywood Blvd.
John Farrow Facts
|Birth Name||John N.B. Villiers-Farrow|
|Birthday||February 10, 1904|
|Date of death||January 28, 1963 (Beverly Hills, California, USA, age 58)|
|Height||5' 11½" (1m82) How tall is John Farrow compared to you?|
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