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John Howard – MovieActors.com

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Howard with Cary in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.

About John Howard (1913 – 1995)

John Howard was born on April 14, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. Howard's birth name is John R. Cox Jr. John Howard passed away on February 19, 1995 in Santa Rosa, California from Heart Failure.

John Howard made his movie debut in a bit part in Paramount's ONE HOUR LATE (1935) and John Howard ultimately landing his own series the BULLDOG DRUMMOND MYSTERIES.

Howard is probably best-known for his role as Ronald Colman's brother in director Frank Capra's 1937 classic LOST HORIZON.

During World War II, John Howard served as Executive Officer of the USS YMS-24, a minesweeper. During the invasion of southern France, the ship was severely damaged by a mine which also killed its captain. Howard took over command and fought valiantly to save his ship and crew, even jumping into the sea to save a wounded sailor. For John's gallantry he was awarded the Navy Cross (the second highest military award of the U.S. Navy) and the French Croix de Guerre.

In later years, John Howard became headmaster of the prestigious Highland Hall, a private high school where he taught and administered for nearly twenty years.

John is the father of writer/director Dale Howard. John Howard was married to actress-ballerina Eva Ralf.

John Howard's notable movie credits include...

CAPONE (1975)
SO EVIL, MY SISTER (1974)
THE DESTRUCTORS (1968)
THE UNKNOWN TERROR (1957)
EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ (1950)
THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (1940)
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
BULLDONG DRUMMOND (1939-1937)
CAR 99 (1935)



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John Howard & Katharine
Hepburn in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.


 

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