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John Derek

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Biography

c. 1956

Source: Wikipedia

John Derek (August 12, 1926 – May 22, 1998) was an American actor, director and photographer. He appeared in such films as Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, and Rogues of Sherwood Forest. He was also known for marrying glamorous starlets and for launching the career of his last wife, Bo Derek.

Fact file

  • Born: Derek Delevan Harris August 12, 1926 Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Died: May 22, 1998 (aged 71) Santa Maria, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: cardiovascular disease
  • Occupation: Actor, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, producer
  • Years active: 1943–1990
  • Spouse(s): Pati Behrs (1948-1956; divorced; 2 children) Ursula Andress (1957-1966; divorced) Linda Evans (1968-1974; divorced) Bo Derek (1976-1998; his death)
  • Children: 2; Russell, Sean
  • Parent(s): Lawson Harris (father)

Read more about John Derek at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Does Linda Evans Have Any Ill Feelings About Her Ex-Husband Leaving Her For A Then 15-Year-Old Bo Derek? (omg!)
Yahoo Entertainment, 2011-10-20 22:30:00
omg! - In Linda Evans' new book, "Recipes for Life: My Memories," she dishes on her life and gives recipe ideas, so is there still bad blood over the fact that her ex-husband, John Derek, left her years ago for a then 15-year-old Bo Derek?

Video: Access Hollywood Live: Does Linda Evans Have Any Ill Feelings About Her Ex-Husband Leaving Her For A Then 15-Year-Old Bo Derek?
Access HW TV, 2011-10-19 19:38:28
In Linda Evans’ new book, “Recipes for Life: My Memories,” she dishes on her life and gives recipe ideas, so is there still bad blood over the fact that her ex-husband, John Derek, left her years ago for a then 15-year-old Bo Derek?

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