Jack Lord is a Actor American born on 30 december 1920 at New York City (USA)
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Birth name John Joseph Patrick RyanNationality USABirth 30 december 1920
at New York City (USA
)Death 21 january 1998
(at 77 years) at Honolulu (USA
John Joseph Patrick Ryan (December 30, 1920 – December 31, 1999), best known by his stage name, Jack Lord, was an American television, film and Broadway actor and director and producer. He was known for his starring role as Steve McGarrett in the American television program Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980. Lord appeared in feature films earlier in his career, among them Man of the West (1958). He was the first actor to play the recurring character Felix Leiter in Dr. No, the first James Bond film.
Lord's first marriage to Anne Willard ended in divorce in 1947. Lord met his son (from his first marriage) only once when the boy was an infant. The boy was later killed in an accident at age 13.
Jack met his second wife while house hunting in upstate New York. On January 17, 1949, Lord married Marie de Narde, who gave up her career in fashion design to devote her life to him. Marie designed Lord's off-camera wardrobe, as well as her own.
Lord was a chain-smoker who failed at traditional methods of quitting. According to Lord, it was his faith in God which broke him of his habit. Lord and a friend visited a Catholic church where both knelt while Lord promised God he would stop smoking.
Lord was known for being a cultured man who loved reading poetry out loud on the set of his television show and for being reclusive at his Honolulu home.
Cinematographers sometimes refer to a 50mm lens ('5-0') as a "Jack Lord" in reference to the name of the show that made him famous.