John Farrow

John Villiers Farrow ( born February 10, 1904 in Sydney, Australia, † January 28, 1963 in Beverly Hills, United States) was an Australian writer and director.

Life and work

Farrow began writing when he served in the British Navy, first short stories, then plays. In the 1920s, he came to Hollywood as a technical advisor for Navy films and wrote his first screenplays. In 1936 he married the famous actress Jane from the Tarzan movies: Maureen O'Sullivan. In 1937 he began working as a director. His debut as a screenwriter, he was already 1927. Farrow turned in 1953 with John Wayne whose single 3D movie, Hondo ( Hondo ).

Farrow and O'Sullivan were married until his death after a heart attack in 1963 and had seven children. The most famous daughters Mia Farrow and Prudence Farrow. Mia Farrow became famous through her ​​marriage to Frank Sinatra and their first major feature film Rosemary's Baby by Roman Polanski. Prudence Farrow was made famous by the Beatles song Dear Prudence. However, the father did not live the celebrity of the daughters.

John Farrow was awarded the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for In 80 days around the world 1957.

Farrow was also active as a film producer. From 1946 to 1957 he produced seven of his own films, including playing with the death of 1948.

He was buried in the cemetery "Holy Cross Cemetery " in Culver City, California.

In his honor, there is a star on the Walk of Fame.