Ryan, John Joseph Patrick
Born: Dec 30, 1920 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 77 years of age.
1920 - Born on December 30th in Brooklyn, New york. Former Cadillac salesman. Played Steve McGarrett in Hawaii 5-O, the longest running police drama in television history.
1935 - At age 15 he started spending summers at sea in the Merchant Marine, and from the deck of ships, painted and sketched the landscapes he encountered; Africa, Mediterranean, China. Education: New York school system, Trumbull Naval Academy, in New London, CT., graduating an Ensign with a Third Mates License.
1944 - Married to Ann Cicely Willard.
1954 - Married to Marie de Narde on January 21st.
1964 - Lord was about to reprise the role of Felix Leiter in Goldfinger, but producer Albert R. Broccoli feared that his portrayal of 007's CIA partner would overshadow the persona of James Bond as the main character. The character part was recast, with Cec Linder as the new Leiter.
1968 - Jack Lord will probably be best remembered as Steve McGarett in the long running television series "Hawaii Five-O".
1998 - He died from heart failure on January 21st in Honolulu, Hawaii. Suffered from Alzheimer's disease in his final years.
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