Ben Johnson 

(101 Years)

Actor


Ben "Son" Johnson Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy, and Academy Award-winning actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film. He did stunt-double work for several years before breaking into acting through the good offices of John Ford. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought further authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his extraordinary expert horsemanship. An elegiac portrayal of a former cowboy theatre owner in the 1950s coming-of-age drama, The Last Picture Show, won Johnson the 1971 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He operated a horse-breeding ranch throughout his career. Although he said he had succeeded by sticking to what he knew, shrewd real estate investments made Johnson worth an estimated $100 million by his latter years Read More >

Ben Johnson 's Bio

Full Name

Ben "Son" Johnson Jr.

Date of Birth

13 June 1918

Height

6.17Ft. ( 188 cms. )

Ben Johnson 's Family Info

Wife Name

Carol Elaine Jones (m. 1941–1994)

Father Name

Ben Johnson, Sr.

Mother Name

Ollie Susan Johnson

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Ben Johnson  Debut/First Movie is The Naughty Nineties
Ben Johnson 's Awards

1987

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year

1973

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role For The Last Show

1972

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

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