Jack Lord

Actor

Born: 30 December 1920
Died: 21 January 1998 (heart failure)
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as: Steve McGarrett on TV's Hawaii Five-O

Name at birth: John Joseph Patrick Ryan

Despite his training at the prestigious Actors Studio and a long film career, Jack Lord is mostly remembered for playing tough, hair-heavy cop Steve McGarrett on the TV drama Hawaii Five-O. The show, with its brassy theme song, ran on CBS from 1968 to 1980 and continues in reruns.

Extra credit: Lord's wife, Marie, died in October of 2005. The Lord's $40 million estate was donated to a group of Hawaii charities.

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