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Shirley Temple
Ursula Andress
Eva Marie Saint
Shelley Winters
James Cagney
Yvonne De-Carlo
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Agnes Moorehead
Donna Reed
Dorothy Dandridge
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Claudette Colbert
Jennifer Jones
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John Derek
Birthday: August 12, 1926

Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Height: 6' 1"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for John Derek. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



John Derek was the son of writer/director Lawson Harris and bit-actress Dolores Johnson. Signed by David O. Selznick in 1943, Derek made his film debut as an extra in Since You Went Away, playing a soldier—which indeed he was at the time. His first starring role was as a death-row juvenile delinquent in Columbia's Knock on Any Door (1949), in which he was given more screen time than nominal star Humphrey Bogart. Most of Derek's subsequent Columbia assignments were in workaday "B" costume pictures and westerns; he enjoyed his best role in years, that of John Wilkes Booth, in 20th Century-Fox's Prince of Players (1954). By 1961, Derek's film career was seriously flagging, obliging him to sign on as one of the stars of the 26-week TV series Frontier Circus. Unhappy with his progress (or lack of it) as an actor, Derek turned director for the 1966 wartime flick Once Before I Die. Derek has used many of his directorial efforts as showcases for his various "protege" wives: Ursula Andress, Linda Evans, and Bo Derek. When not playing "Svengali" (an appellation he fully accepted with high good humor, as did his lovely "Trilbys"), John Derek kept busy as a director and cinematographer on such quasi-erotic films as Bolero (1984) and Ghosts Can't Do It (1990). Derek had suffered from heart trouble for many years; on May 20, 1998, the 71-year-old director was found unconscious in his Santa Ynez Valley home. Despite doctor's efforts, the damage to his heart muscle proved too great and on May 22, he passed away.

Movie Credits
Nightmare in the Sun (1965)
[ Robert Duvall ][ Sammy Davis Jr. ][ Keenan Wynn ][ Aldo Ray ]
Once Before I Die (1965)
Exodus (1960)
[ Paul Newman ][ Sal Mineo ][ Lee J. Cobb ][ Robert Urich ][ George Maharis ]
Battellieri del Volga, I (1959)
There Were Four (1958)
High Hell (1958)
There Were Four (1957)
Omar Khayyam (1957)
The Flesh Is Weak (1957)
Fury at Showdown (1957)
Corsaro della mezzaluna, Il (1957)
Massacre at Sand Creek (1956)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
[ Charlton Heston ][ Vincent Price ][ Yul Brynner ][ Robert Vaughn ][ Richard Farnsworth ]
The Leather Saint (1956)
[ Cesar Romero ]
Run for Cover (1955)
[ Ernest Borgnine ]
An Annapolis Story (1955)
[ Dabbs Greer ]
Prince of Players (1955)
[ Richard Burton ]
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
[ Claude Akins ]
The Outcast (1954)
[ Slim Pickens ][ Harry Carey Jr. ]
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
[ Walter Brennan ]
Mission Over Korea (1953)
[ Dabbs Greer ]
The Last Posse (1953)
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953)
Prince of Pirates (1953)
Tomorrow's Men (1953)
Thunderbirds (1952)
[ Slim Pickens ][ Ward Bond ]
Scandal Sheet (1952)
[ Harry Morgan ]
The Family Secret (1951)
[ Lee J. Cobb ]
Saturday's Hero (1951)
[ Aldo Ray ]
Mask of the Avenger (1951)
[ Anthony Quinn ]
Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)
All the King's Men (1949)
Knock on Any Door (1949)
[ Humphrey Bogart ]
A Double Life (1947)
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
[ Joseph Cotten ]
Since You Went Away (1944)
[ Joseph Cotten ][ Lionel Barrymore ][ Keenan Wynn ][ Guy Madison ]


  • In voting for 1981's RAZZIE Awards for Worst Achievements in Film, Derek's direction of Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) (starring his wife Bo) and Michael Cimino's direction of the legendary debacle _Heaven's Gate (1981)_ ran neck-and-neck. A mere handful of late ballots threw the Worst Director nod to Cimino.
  • Over the years has photographed wives Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek for Playboy Magazine pictorials

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