1. John Ford was listed as the fifth most influential director of all time by MovieMaker.
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8. John Ford was highly intelligent, erudite, sensitive and sentimental, but to protect himself in the cutthroat atmosphere of Hollywood he cultivated the image of a "tough, two-fisted, hard-drinking Irish sonofabitch".
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10. John Ford died on 31 August 1973 at Palm Desert and his funeral was held on 5 September at Hollywood's Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
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16. John Ford eventually rose to become a top adviser to OSS head William Joseph Donovan.
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17. John Ford was commissioned as a commander in the United States Navy Reserve.
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18. John Ford was named Best Director by the New York Film Critics, and this was one of the few awards of his career that he collected in person.
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20. John Ford confirmed his position in the top rank of American directors with the Murnau-influenced Irish Republican Army drama The Informer, starring Victor McLaglen.
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21. John Ford directed Fox's first all-talking dramatic featurette Napoleon's Barber, a 3-reeler which is lost.
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