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John Ford Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

John Ford Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth February 1, 1894
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death August 31, 1973

John Ford was an American film director and producer who is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He was also one of the first American directors to be recognized as an auteur. In a career that spanned from 1913 to 1971, he directed more than 140 films including Stagecoach, The Long Voyage HomeThe Grapes of WrathThe InformerArrowsmith, and Mister Roberts.

Born Name

John Martin Feeney

Nick Names

Pappy, Coach, Uncle Jack, The Admiral, The Liberal Democrat at Republic, Jack, Bull

John Ford as seen while smoking a pipe in 1946
John Ford as seen while smoking a pipe in 1946 (Tillman at English Wikipedia / Los Angeles Daily News / Public Domain)


He was born on February 1, 1894.


On August 31, 1973, John Ford died from stomach cancer at the age of 79 in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States.

Resting Place

Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine, United States


He resided in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States.





John Ford studied at Portland High School in Portland, Maine, and played fullback and defensive tackle.


Director, Producer


  • Father – John Augustine Feeney (Worked a variety of odd jobs, including farming, fishing, working as a laborer for the gas company, saloon keeping, and working as an alderman)
  • Mother – Barbara “Abbey” Curran
  • Siblings – Mamie (also known as Mary Agnes, Older Sister), Delia (also known as Edith, 1878–1881) (Older Sister), Patrick (Older Brother), Francis Ford (August 14, 1881 – September 5, 1953; Older Brother) (Actor, Writer, Director), Bridget (1883–1884; Older Sister), Barbara (Older Sister), Edward (Older Brother), Josephine (Older Sister), Hannah (also known as Joanna, Older Sister), Daniel (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Philip Ford (Nephew) (Actor, Director), Timothy John (Grandson), Daniel Sargent (Grandson), Mary Blue (Granddaughter, aka Martina von Altenburg)



John Ford as seen while posing by his pool in Bel Air dressed in his Admirals uniform in 1973
John Ford as seen while posing by his pool in Bel Air dressed in his Admirals uniform in 1973 (Allan warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)


6 ft or 183 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

John Ford dated –

  1. Mary McBride Smith (1920-1973) – On July 3, 1920, he married Mary McBride Smith and they had 2 children – a son named Patrick Ford (April 3, 1921 – April 16, 1986) and a daughter named Barbara Ford (December 16, 1922 – June 27, 1985). Despite Ford’s many extramarital relationships, the couple remained married until John’s death in 1973.
  2. Maureen O’Hara – John Ford once had an affair with Irish actor and singer Maureen O’Hara.
  3. Katharine Hepburn (1935) – He was romantically involved with actor Katharine Hepburn in the year 1935.

Race / Ethnicity


He was of English and Irish descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features



John Ford as seen in 1915
John Ford as seen in 1915 (Unknown author / John Ford: el hombre y su cine, página 28 / Public Domain)

John Ford’s Favorite Things

  • Some Of Ford’s Favorite Filming Locations – Utah’s Monument Valley; The Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California
  • Some Of His Personal Favorite Films – Wagon Master (1950), The Sun Shines Bright (1953), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), The Long Voyage Home (1940)
  • Hymn – “Shall We Gather at the River?”
  • Male Actor – John Wayne
  • Female Actor – Maureen O’Hara
  • Some Of His Favorite Presidents – Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln

SourceWikipedia, IMDb

John Ford Facts

  1. He was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Richard Nixon in 1973.
  2. He shared a close bond with John Wayne and was the godfather to all of Wayne’s children.
  3. John Ford became the first recipient of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1973.
  4. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  5. John Ford served as the director for 11 films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. Those films are – The Iron Horse (1924), The Informer (1935), Stagecoach (1939), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), My Darling Clementine (1946), The Quiet Man (1952), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and How the West Was Won (1962).

Featured Image by Tillman at English Wikipedia / Los Angeles Daily News / Public Domain

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  1. Weighed about 72-85 kg. John Ford was closer in the 170-180 lbs range. Claimed 187 lbs maximum. Normal weight range. 70 kg minimum and 85 kg maximum. 77.5 kg on average

  2. Height frame: 71 inches. (Lean).
    Weight frame: 70-80 kg. (Lean and heavy)

    Proportion frame: 3:2 ratio

    Height index: 71.5-72.25 inches
    1. Weight index: 75-85 kg.
    2. Weight index: 75 kg.

    Circumference: 3/2-5/2. Average: 4


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