Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. His first big break in pictures came in 1945 when he appeared as Windy the introspective letter-writing G.I. in the classic war epic A Walk in the Sun (1945)....
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John Benjamin Ireland was a Canadian-American actor and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in All the King's Men, making him the first Vancouver-born actor to receive an Oscar nomination. Ireland was a supporting actor in several Western films such as My Darling Clementine, Red River, Vengeance Valley, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. His other film roles include 55 Days at Peking, The Adventurers, and Farewell, My Lovely. Ireland also appeared in many telev
Ireland was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 30, 1914. He lived in New York City from a very early age. Ireland's formal education ended at the 7th grade, and he worked to help his family make ends meet. He never knew his natural father; his mother, a Scottish piano teacher Gracie Ferguson, remarried to Michael Noone, an Irish vaudevillian, and had three other children, a daughter Kathryn, a son named Tommy, and another son, Michael. Their last name was Noone; Ireland never knew fo
One day he was passing the Davenport Free Theater in Manhattan. He entered, thinking it offered a free show and instead received free training. He slept in a dressing room and was paid a dollar a day to work backstage while rehearsing lines. In 1941 he made his Broadway debut in
Ireland signed with 20th Century Fox and made his screen-debut as Private Windy, the thoughtful letter-writing GI, in the 1945 war film A Walk in the Sun, directed by Lewis Milestone. This was followed by Wake Up and Dream; Behind Green Lights with Carole Landis; and It Shouldn't
Ireland had his first lead role in Railroaded!, directed by Anthony Mann for Eagle-Lion. He went back to support parts for The Gangster for the King Brothers and I Love Trouble for Columbia. Ireland played the lead in Open Secret for Eagle-Lion, then had a support role in Anthony
Occasionally Ireland's name was mentioned in tabloids of the times, in connection with much younger starlets, including Natalie Wood, Barbara Payton, and Sue Lyon. He attracted controversy by dating 16-year-old actress Tuesday Weld when he was 45. Ireland also had an affair with co-star Joan Crawford while on the set of Queen Bee. A decade later, Ireland and Crawford co-starred again in William Castle's movie I Saw What You Did. He was married three times. His first wife, from 1940 to 1949, was
Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. His first big break in pictures came in 1945 when he appeared as Windy the introspective letter-writing G.I. in the classic war epic A Walk in the Sun (1945).
John Ireland was a conservative British composer whose music developed from a style that looked backward and forward toward Beethoven, Brahms, and other Classical and Romantic influences towards a post-Romantic manner, rich in lyricism, but having absorbed Impressionist and Neo-Classical elements.
John Alexander Ireland Jr. (born July 15, 1963)  is an American sportscaster based in Southern California, who is currently the radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
John Ireland was the third Roman Catholic bishop and first Roman Catholic archbishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He became both a religious as well as civic leader in Saint Paul during the turn of the 20th century. Ireland was known for his progressive stance on education, immigration and relations between church and state, as well as his opposition to saloons and political corruption. He promoted the Americanization of Catholicism, especially in the furtherance of progressive social ideals. He wa
The influence of his personality made Archbishop Ireland a commanding figure in many important movements, especially those for total abstinence, for colonization in the Northwest, and modern education. Ireland became a leading civic and religious leader during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Saint Paul. He worked closely with non-Catholics and was recognized by them as a leader of the modernizing Catholics. St. Augustine's Church in Washington, DC, c. 1899. Here John Ireland gave his 1
At the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore the establishment of a Catholic university was decided. In 1885 Ireland was appointed to a committee, along with, Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, Cardinal James Gibbons and then bishop John Joseph Keane dedicated to developing and establishing The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.. Ireland retained an active interest in the University for the rest of his life.
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John Ireland was the 18th Governor of Texas from 1883 to 1887. During Ireland's term, the University of Texas was established, and construction on the Texas State Capitol began. Ireland is credited with the selection of local pink granite as the construction material. John Ireland 18th Governor of Texas In office January 16, 1883 – January 18, 1887 LieutenantFrancis M. Martin Barnett Gibbs Preceded byOran M. Roberts Succeeded byLawrence Sullivan Ross Mayor of Seguin, Texas In office 1858...
Ireland was born on January 1, 1827 in Hart County, Kentucky to Irish immigrants Patrick Ireland and the former Rachel Newton. Although he had little formal education, when he was 18 he was appointed deputy sheriff of the county. At 24 years of age he decided to study law, and was admitted to the bar.
Ireland reentered politics in 1872, when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives and chaired the executive committee of the Democratic party. During his time as a state legislator, Ireland backed the bill creating the University of Texas at Austin, was a proponent of low taxes, and favored regulating the railroads. In 1875, he served as an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Later that year, he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. The new state constitution red
After retiring from politics, Ireland returned to Seguin to practice law. His profits were invested in land and railroad stocks, and during the Panic of 1893, he lost all of his holdings. He died on March 15, 1896, and is interred at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.
Jan 06, 2012 · A native of Victoria, British Columbia, John Benjamin Ireland was born on January 30, 1914. When Ireland was still a child, his parents – a horse breeder and a school teacher – moved the family first to San Francisco, and later to Harlem in New York City.
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