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VAN2000031908 - 19 MARCH 2000 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA: Finishing his necropsy, March 19, John Ford, Head of Marine Mamal Research at the Vancouver Aquarium calls the Coast Gaurd to send in a hover craft on high tide to tow the Orca (Killer Whale) carcass out to the mud flats for burial. The necropsy samples of the recently dead whale which washed up over the weekend on Boundary Bay's Centennial Beach just south of Vancouver will be sent to a health lab for analysis. It is believed heavy pollution and low fish stocks in the Georgia strait, may be significant factors in the whales death. jr/hr/H Ruckemann UPI
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John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time.

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