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Overview (5)

Born in Wandsworth, London, England, UK
Died in Friday Harbor, Washington, USA  (undisclosed)
Birth NameAndrew Victor McLaglen
Nicknames Big A
Andy
Height 6' 7" (2.01 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrew V. McLaglen was born on July 28, 1920 in Wandsworth, London, England as Andrew Victor McLaglen. He was a director and assistant director, known for The Wild Geese (1978), Hellfighters (1968) and Fools' Parade (1971). He was married to Sheila Anne Corbett, Sarah (Sally) Greenwood Pierce, Veda Ann Borg and Maria Margaret 'Peggy' Harrison. He died on August 30, 2014 in Friday Harbor, Washington, USA.

Spouse (4)

Sheila Anne Corbett (9 May 1987 - 2 April 2005) ( her death)
Sarah (Sally) Greenwood Pierce (14 June 1958 - 2 February 1979) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Veda Ann Borg (11 May 1946 - 11 June 1958) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Maria Margaret 'Peggy' Harrison (8 May 1943 - 12 July 1945) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Often directed John Wayne, James Stewart, and Harry Carey Jr.

Trivia (9)

Father of Mary McLaglen and Josh McLaglen.
Son of actor Victor McLaglen.
Holds the distinction of directing the most episodes of Gunsmoke (1955) (96).
Holds the distinction of directing the most episodes of Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) (116).
One of the few directors to have directed both Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. Some of the others are Don Siegel and John Sturges.
In 1997 he retired to the San Juan Islands in Washington. He directed several plays for the San Juan Island Community Theater.
He was born in London but grew up around Hollywood, where his father often took him on movie sets. He learned the art of directing from greats such as John Ford, who eventually gave him a job as assistant director on The Quiet Man (1952).
Directed John Wayne in several films, including The Undefeated (1969) and Chisum (1970).
In interviews with Christopher Frayling McLaglen rejected criticisms that he was no more than a journeyman director. He claimed that he had kept the traditional Western alive, that he had revived the late careers of James Stewart and John Wayne and that he had reversed the previous stereotype of Native Americans. He liked Frayling's likening him to a figurative painter when everybody else had gone abstract.

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