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An Academy Award-winning director, John Ford is considered to be one of the best filmmakers of all time. He is best known for directing Westerns.
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He directed 7 Women (1966) starring Anne Bancroft. The film followed a group of female missionaries working in China in the 1930s.
Ford died on August 31, 1973, in Palm Desert, California. Adept at all genres, he frequently explored his Irish roots but achieved his greatest renown for poetic visions of the American West, depicting its rugged heroes, pioneering families,
and sense of male camaraderie. He received the first American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1973.
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