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
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Ben "Son" Johnson Jr.
Date of Birth
13 June 1918
6.17Ft. ( 188 cms. )
Carol Elaine Jones (m. 1941–1994)
Ben Johnson, Sr.
Ollie Susan Johnson
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Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role For The Last Show
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
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