John Derek
Film actor and director
John Derek
John Derek was an American actor, director and photographer.
Biography
John Derek's personal information overview.
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Questions Plague DOJ Over Inaction In Orange County's Jail Informant Scandal
Huffington Post - 4 months
LOS ANGELES ― For the past three years, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have been embroiled in a sprawling jailhouse informant scandal ― one that may have involved the violation of multiple defendants’ civil rights, and that threatens to upend a number of already settled cases. The U.S. Department of Justice, though, is still weighing whether to take federal action. “The Justice Department is aware of the allegations involving the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Department, and we are assessing them to determine whether federal action is warranted,” a DOJ spokesman told The Huffington Post. The department declined to comment on multiple questions regarding the county’s jailhouse informant program, which is alleged to have violated defendants’ rights for decades. It also declined to comment on questions related to what is understood to be an ongoing investigation into the county’s jail system st ...
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Orange County DAs Knew About Jailhouse Snitch Program Well Before They Admitted, Says Public Defender
Huffington Post - 6 months
LOS ANGELES ― The scandal of a tainted jailhouse informant program that allegedly violated the rights of multiple defendants has been rocking Orange County for almost three years. In recent weeks, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has denied such a program even exists ― even after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office admitted it following three years of denials.  But a brief filed this week in a high-profile mass murder case has added yet another twist to the saga. According a transcript submitted by Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, members of the OCDA themselves allegedly knew about the jailhouse informant program years before their recent acknowledgement. Additionally, Sanders argues that they realized a key witness from the OCSD had lied during hearings when he denied that deputies “developed” jailhouse informants. Sanders lays out a sequence of sworn testimony from law enforcement regarding the snitch network that casts significant doubt on the official ...
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Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.: An Appeal to LGBT Leaders: Be Bold and Believe
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I used to dream about being a college president. It was one of the ways I imagined making a difference in our world. Perhaps it was because education had such an impact on my own life. Teachers and professors supported me during trying times and guided me toward important truths and discoveries -- not only unearthings found inside books but epiphanies I found inside myself. Education moved me, and I wanted other young people to be inspired too. As I got older, wiser (or maybe more jaded) and less carefree, anxieties and questions about being openly gay became cumbersome as I ruminated on my future. I wondered if boards would accept my sexual orientation. I questioned whether I could ever live openly in the president's house with my husband. Even worse, I feared discrimination when simply submitting my application. Instead of forging through the thickness of uncertainty ahead of me and trying to crack the glass ceiling above me, I acquiesced into the shadows of quiet ...
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Election results: in full
Chorley Guardian - almost 5 years
The full results for the Chorley Council 2012 election are as follows Brindle and Hoghton Chris Caton (Lab)294 DAVID DICKINSON (Con)430 Chorley East JULIA BERRY (Lab)1151 Alan Leach (Green)144 Simon Parkinson (Con)253 Chorley North East Stephen Cross (Green)69 ADRIAN LOWE (Lab)1068 Sandra Mercer (Con)311 Tommy Shorrock (UKIP)223 Chorley North West David William Metcalfe (Con)218 Geoffrey O’Donoghue (Lab)476 JOYCE SNAPE (Ind)1755 Chorley South West Terry Cook (Con)462 ANTHONY GEE (Lab)1087 Chorley South East ALISTAIR BRADLEY (Lab)1079 Sam Chapman (Con)505 Glynn Hughes (Ind)151 Alistair Straw (Green)80 Coppull ROBERT FINNAMORE (Lab)1017 Peter Malpas (Con)201 Stella Marie Walsh (Lib Dem)555 Clayton-le-Woods North JEAN ELIZABETH CRONSHAW (Lab)1000 Alan Cullens (Con)711 Eccleston and Mawdesley HENRY CAUNCE (Con)1009 Stanley Joseph Ely (Lab)914 Robert Keane (UKIP)241 Euxton North DANNY GEE (Lab)847 Jeffrey Flinders Mallinson (UKIP)179 Debra Pla ...
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Casting Thy Bread Upon Thy Waters - The News (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The following day, an email from someone named Julia writing as John Derek, or John Derek being Julia, arrived. "Comment Site . So I decided to stop by an let you know that I really want to have a good friendship with you
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Floating on a Peruvian cloud - Santa Ynez Valley Journal
Google News - over 5 years
“I learned my leather work from the late John Derek,” Ramon said, “and I can make a saddle in any color. I also make custom chaps and vests.” The following day, our tour took us to Brian and Terry Jarchow's beautiful Rancho de la Florecita
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Joan Collins: il segreto della bellezza è il sesso - LaNostraTv (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Linda Evans (la rivale Krystle) mi fece un sorriso dolcissimo, ma poi mi ricordai di cosa mi aveva detto di lei il suo ex marito John Derek: 'Linda mi sorride come se fossi l'unica persona al mondo che voleva vedere'. Poi mi rendo conto che sorride a
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Pinetop-Lakeside Police Report - August 23, 2011 - White Mountain Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Officers cited and released Dakotah Shoshoni-Coho, 19 (reported BAC of 0.122), a 17-year-old male (reported BAC of 0.115) and John Derek Hunter, 20 (reported BAC of 0.046), all of New Mexico. • Aug. 1 — Police arrested Brandon Daniel Huston, 37,
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Get Reel: Oscar hunkers down against hunks - Wellsville Daily Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
... Hugh Grant, Montgomery Clift, Jeff Chandler, Jeffrey Hunter, Tab Hunter, Rock Hudson, John Derek, Robert Taylor, Robert Wagner, Robert Mitchum, Dirk Bogarde, Joel McCrea, Leslie Howard, Alain Delon, Antonio Banderas, Richard Burton, Warren Beatty,
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The John Chamberlain Murder Trial Begins - OC Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Inside OC's Central Courthouse in Santa Ana, Baytieh is presently chasing five comparatively boring, low-level Orange County jail inmates he says brutally murdered John Derek Chamberlain, a pretrial defendant in custody with them, in October 2006
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The Face of Kelly Thomas v. The Face of John Chamberlain - OC Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
10 2011 at 9:45 AM ​Prosecutors in the John Derek Chamberlain murder trial yesterday displayed numerous morgue photographs of the pre-trial criminal defendant who was beaten to death by other inmates inside Orange County's Theo Lacy Jail in October
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DA: Defendants Tortured, Sexually Assaulted and Killed John Derek Chamberlain - OC Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
8 2011 at 2:45 PM ​In a 59-minute opening statement today, Orange County homicide prosecutor Ebrahim Baytieh promised jurors he won't "sugarcoat anything" about the gruesome 2006 jailhouse murder of John Derek Chamberlain by "waves" of inmates who
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Elaine Stewart - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Produced by Walter Wanger with exotic settings, lush colour, dozens of alluring harem girls, a haunting score by Dimitri Tiomkin and a theme sung by Nat "King" Cole, Elaine Stewart featured as a caliph's sultry daughter rescued by a barber (John Derek)
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Felony arrests, July 11 - Pensacola Business Journal
Google News - over 5 years
John Derek Tittle, 24, 10000 block of Jersey Road, Milton, battery. Barry Oconner Wright, 28, Houston, Texas, driving while license suspended/revoked. The following motorists were charged Saturday with driving under the influence
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State briefs: July 10 - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Vicki Burns is the new assistant principal at Clinton Middle School, replacing John Derek Faulconer, named principal of Corbin High School last month. Ben Downs, a physical education teacher at Anderson County High, has been named assistant principal
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Derek
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 71
    John Derek died on May 22, 1998, from cardiovascular disease in Santa Maria, California at the age of 71.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1976
    Age 49
    Collins became known to the public as Bo Derek following their marriage on June 10, 1976 in Las Vegas and achieved international fame in 1979 with her role in the Blake Edwards film 10. The couple remained together until John died in 1998.
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  • 1974
    Age 47
    Evans returned to the states and filed for divorce in 1974, but Derek and Collins stayed in Europe until she turned 18 in November of that year, in order to avoid statutory rape charges.
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  • 1973
    Age 46
    In 1973 Derek, Evans and 16-year-old high school dropout Mary Cathleen Collins traveled to the Greek island of Mykonos to make the film And Once Upon a Time (unreleased until 1981, under the title Fantasies).
    More Details Hide Details During filming, Derek and Collins began an affair.
  • 1968
    Age 41
    They married in Mexico in 1968, with Sean as a witness.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 30
    In 1957, after finalizing his divorce from Behrs, he married Andress in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony, but she left him in 1965 for French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.
    More Details Hide Details Derek subsequently became involved with American actress Linda Evans, at the time starring in television's The Big Valley, who reduced her appearances on the show to spend more time with him, and financed his alimony and child support payments to Behrs, as he had quit acting by then to pursue photography and directing.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 28
    Derek walked out on his wife and family in 1955 after meeting 19-year-old aspiring Swiss actress Ursula Andress, who spoke almost no English when they met.
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  • 1949
    Age 22
    After the war, Derek approached Humphrey Bogart, who renamed him John Derek and cast him as Nick (Pretty Boy) Romano, an unregenerate killer, in Knock on Any Door (1949), a socially conscious 1949 melodrama.
    More Details Hide Details Derek was recognized as a talented newcomer, "plainly an idol for the girls," as Bosley Crowther put it in a review for The New York Times. Derek followed that picture with a supporting role as the son of Broderick Crawford in All the King's Men (1949), the Best Picture Oscar winner for its year. He played leads in Fury at Showdown, and as Robin Hood in Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) with Alan Hale. He also appeared as Joshua in The Ten Commandments (1956). But he found himself featured increasingly as a hero or villain in a string of unimpressive B-movies—crime melodramas, westerns, pirate pictures and costume dramas. Unsatisfied with his career as an actor, Derek turned to film directing. He directed his second wife Ursula Andress in two films, and third wife Linda Evans in one. He also worked as a director of four films with fourth wife, Bo Derek including Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) and Bolero (1984). Ghosts Can't Do It (1990) was his last in the director's chair. An accomplished photographer, Derek photographed the last three of his four wives (at different times) for nude spreads in Playboy magazine.
  • 1948
    Age 21
    Derek married Turkish-born prima ballerina Pati Behrs Eristoff in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details They had a son, Russell Andre (1950–1999), who was paralyzed in a 1969 motorcycle accident, and a daughter, Sean Catherine (born 1953), who later wrote a memoir titled Cast of Characters, published in 1982, about their dysfunctional relationship.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1944
    Age 17
    Derek was born Derek Delevan Harris in Hollywood, California, the son of actor/director Lawson Harris and actress Dolores Johnson. His striking good looks were noticed, and he was being groomed for a movie career by both David O. Selznick and his agent Henry Willson (who gave him the temporary stage name of Dare Harris) when he was drafted in 1944 into the United States Army, and saw service in the Philippines during the last days of World War II.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born on August 12, 1926.
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