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
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 wife Eva Ralf.
John Howard's other notable credits include...
SO EVIL, MY SISTER (1974)
THE DESTRUCTORS (1968)
THE UNKNOWN TERROR (1957)
EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ (1950)
THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (1940)
BULLDONG DRUMMOND (1939-1937)
CAR 99 (1935)