John Ford: The Greatest Director of All Time Quits Hollywood To Fight In World War II (d. 1973)

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John Ford (who died on this day in 1973) was Hollywood’s greatest director (Rio Grande and The Seachers, for example). As WWII began, the 47-year-old Ford was at the top of his game when he quit Hollywood and joined the U.S. Navy. Roger McGrath is here to tell the story.