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Ford, Johnlocked

(01 February 1895–31 August 1973)
  • Stephen G. Marshall


Ford, John (01 February 1895–31 August 1973), motion picture director, was born Sean Aloysius O’Fearna in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, the son of Sean O’Fearna, a seaman and saloon keeper, and Barbara “Abbey” Curran. Both parents had emigrated to the United States from Galway, Ireland, and later changed their family name to O’Feeney....

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