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J. Lee Thompson (1914–2002)


J. Lee Thompson was born on August 1, 1914 in Bristol, England as John Lee Thompson. He was a director and writer, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Lucille Kelly, Penny Thompson, Florence (Bill) Bailey and Joan Henry. He died on August 30, 2002 ... See full bio »

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(1961)
(1957)
Cape Fear Director
(1962)

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 1986 Firewalker
 1986 Murphy's Law
 1981 Code Red (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Code Red (1981)
 1980 Cabo Blanco
 1979 The Passage
 1976 St. Ives
 1976 Widow (TV Movie)
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1975)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (directed by)
 1972 A Great American Tragedy (TV Movie)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (directed by)
 1969 The Chairman
 1962 Taras Bulba
 1962 Cape Fear
 1959 Tiger Bay
 1959 No Trees in the Street (as J. Lee-Thompson)
 1957 The Good Companions (as J. Lee-Thompson)
 1956 Blonde Sinner
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy (as J. Lee-Thompson)
 1955 As Long as They're Happy (as J. Lee-Thompson)
 1954 Young and Willing (as J. Lee-Thompson)
 1953 The Yellow Balloon (as J. Lee-Thompson)
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Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

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Alternate Names:

J. Lee-Thompson | John Lee-Thompson | John Lee Thompsn | J. Lee Thompson | J.L. Thompson | John Lee Thompson
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Personal Quote:

I am a pacifist. If there was another war, I don't think I would go to it. See more »

Trivia:

Gregory Peck once said there were only four directors he could trust to tell him whether or not he was faking his performance: Alfred Hitchcock, George Cukor, William Wyler and Thompson. See more »

Nickname:

Mighty Mouse

Star Sign:

Leo

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