Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 - August 30, 2006) was an American actor, born in Canada.
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
May 1, 1916
|Died||August 30, 2006 (aged 90)|
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Spouse(s)||Eleanor Powell (1943–59) (one child)|
Kathryn Hays (1966–69)
Cynthia Hayward (1977–84)
Jeanne Baus (1993–94)
Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Quebec City, Canada. He son of a Canadian railroad worker. Glenn studied at Santa Monica High School. After graduating he started working in small local theaters.
Glenn Ford interrupted his actor career in 1942 to enlist as a volunteer in the Marine Corps of the United States during World War II. Ford was assigned in 1943 to active duty in San Diego Base. Then be promoted to sergeant
Glenn Ford also joined the Naval Reserve United States in 1958 and was promoted to lieutenant commander. Ford touts the Navy through radio and television spectacles. He was promoted to captain in 1968.
Glenn Ford was married four times, and a son, Peter Ford.
He died at 90 years old on August 30, 2006 at his residence of Beverly Hills.
His first movie work, was a short Night in Manhattan (1937). He is remembered for playing the role of Johnny Farrell in Classic movie Gilda (1946), with Rita Hayworth.
His long list of movie include The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942), The Doctor and the Girl (1949), Plunder of the Sun (1953), Torpedo Run (1958), Experiment in Terror (1962), Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962), Dear Heart (1964), Is Paris Burning? (1966), Midway (1976). He also participated in the movie of 1978 Superman, playing the role of Jonathan Kent Superman's father.
Among his most notable roles are that of the incorruptible Detective. Sgt Dave Bannion, who must fight against the Mafia, in The Big Heat (1953), also he played role of school teacher who is harassed by his students in Blackboard Jungle (1955).
He has starred in big Western movies, in the history of Hollywood as Texas (1941), The Desperadoes (1943), with Randolph Scott, The Man from Colorado (1948), with William Holden, Lust for Gold (1949), The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951), The Man from the Alamo (1953), The Violent Men (1955), Jubal (1956), with Ernest Borgnine, The Fastest Gun Alive (1956), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), Cowboy (1958), The Sheepman (1958), Cimarrón (1960), A Time for Killing (1967), The Last Challenge (1967), Day of the Evil Gun (1968), and Heaven with a Gun (1969). His latest western movies are: Santee (1973).
In 1962 Glenn Ford won a Golden Globe, as best actor for the movie Pocketful of Mir, directed by Frank Capra. For his outstanding career in the movies, Glenn Ford star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame Western artists at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In 1971 he starred in the CBS television series Cade's County, he plays county sheriff Sam Cade, is a must fight against crime. in this series works the son of Glenn Ford, Peter Ford.
Glenn Ford has had great performances in movies and series for television The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970), The Greatest Gift (1974), The Disappearance of Flight 412 (1974), The 3,000 Mile Chase (1977), Police Story: No Margin for Error (1978), The Sacketts (1979), his last role was that of Rev. Rogers, in drama Final Verdict (1991).
|1937||Night in Manhattan||Emcee||Gwyllyn Ford|
|1939||Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence||Joe Riley|
|1939||My Son Is Guilty||Barney|
|1940||Convicted Woman||Jim Brent|
|1940||Men Without Souls||Johnny Adams|
|1940||Babies for Sale||Steve Burton|
|1940||The Lady in Question||Pierre Morestan|
|1940||Blondie Plays Cupid||Charlie|
|1941||So Ends Our Night||Ludwig Kern|
|1941||Go West, Young Lady||Sheriff Tex Miller|
|1942||The Adventures of Martin Eden||Martin Eden|
|1942||Flight Lieutenant||Danny Doyle|
|1943||The Desperadoes||Cheyenne Rogers|
|1946||A Stolen Life||Bill Emerson|
|1946||Gallant Journey||John J. Montgomery|
|1948||The Mating of Millie||Doug Andrews|
|1948||The Man from Colorado||Col. Owen Devereaux|
|1948||The Loves of Carmen||Don José|
|1948||The Return of October||Prof. Bassett Jr|
|1949||The Undercover Man||Frank Warren|
|1949||Lust for Gold||Jacob Walz|
|1949||Mr. Soft Touch||Joe Miracle|
|1949||The Doctor and the Girl||Dr. Michael Corday|
|1950||The White Tower||Martin Ordway|
|1950||The Flying Missile||Cmdr. William A. Talbot|
|1951||The Redhead and the Cowboy||Gil Kyle|
|1951||Follow the Sun||Ben Hogan|
|1951||The Secret of Convict Lake||Jim Canfield|
|1952||The Green Glove||Michael Blake|
|1952||Young Man with Ideas||Maxwell Webster|
|1952||Affair in Trinidad||Steve Emery|
|1953||Time Bomb||Maj. Peter Lyncort|
|1953||The Man from the Alamo||John Stroud|
|1953||Plunder of the Sun||Al Colby|
|1953||The Big Heat||Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion|
|1953||Appointment in Honduras||Steve Corbett|
|1954||Human Desire||Jeff Warren|
|1955||The Americano||Sam Dent|
|1955||The Violent Men||John Parrish|
|1955||Blackboard Jungle||Richard Dadier|
|1955||Interrupted Melody||Dr. Thomas King|
|1956||Ransom!||David G. Stannard|
|1956||The Fastest Gun Alive||George Temple|
|1956||The Teahouse of the August Moon||Capt. Fisby|
|1957||3:10 to Yuma||Ben Wade|
|1957||Don't Go Near the Water||Lt. J.G. Max Siegel|
|1958||The Sheepman||Jason Sweet|
|1958||Imitation General||Sgt. Murphy Savage|
|1958||Torpedo Run||Lt. Cmdr. Doyle|
|1959||It Started with a Kiss||Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick|
|1959||The Gazebo||Elliott Nash|
|1960||Cimarron||Yancey 'Cimarron' Cravat|
|1961||Cry for Happy||CPO Andy Cyphers|
|1961||Pocketful of Miracles||Dave the Dude||Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – (Glenn Ford)|
|1962||The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse||Julio Desnoyers|
|1962||Experiment in Terror||John 'Rip' Ripley|
|1963||The Courtship of Eddie's Father||Tom Corbett|
|1963||Love Is a Ball||John Lathrop Davis|
|1964||Advance to the Rear||Captain Jared Heath|
|1964||Fate Is the Hunter||Sam C. McBane|
|1964||Dear Heart||Harry Mork|
|1965||The Money Trap||Joe Baron|
|1966||Is Paris Burning?||Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley|
|1967||A Time for Killing||Maj. Tom Wolcott|
|1967||The Last Challenge||Marshal Dan Blaine|
|1968||Day of the Evil Gun||Lorn Warfield|
|1969||Heaven with a Gun||Jim Killian|
|1976||Midway||Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance|
|1979||The Visitor||Det. Jake Durham|
|1979||Day of the Assassin||Christakis|
|1981||Happy Birthday to Me||Dr. David Faraday|
|1989||Casablanca Express||Major Gen. Williams|
|1991||Raw Nerve||Capt. Gavin|
- ↑ Cozad, W. Lee (2006). More Magnificent Mountain Movies: The Silverscreen Years, 1940-2004. Sunstroke Media. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-9723372-2-9.
- ↑ Wise, James E.; Rehill, Anne Collier (2007). Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services. Naval Institute Press. p. 262. ISBN 978-1-59114-944-6.
- Glenn Ford on IMDb
- Glenn Ford at the TCM Movie Database
- Official family-sanctioned website for fans to send condolences
- Official family-run website about upcoming biography
- Glenn Ford biography at Northern Stars Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Glenn Ford at TV.com
- Interview with David Priol and Peter Ford on the Official Glenn Ford Website Archived 2012-02-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Photographs and literature