Glenn Ford Overview:

Legendary actor, Glenn Ford, was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford on May 1, 1916 in Quebec City, Canada. Ford died at the age of 90 on Aug 30, 2006 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA.


Dark-haired, serious-looking Canadian-born actor whose determined style coupled with a lack of warmth caused him to be cast as slightly unsympathetic heroes, notably in films opposite Rita Hayworth. A study of "method" acting in the early fifties, and a change of hairstyle, enabled Ford to really hit the jackpot and remain one of America's most popular actors, mainly in tortured roles, for almost ten years. Married (first and second of four) to actresses Eleanor Powell (1943-1959) and Kathryn Hays (1966-1968). During World War II, he served both with the U.S. Marines and the French Foreign Legion.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Ford was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum . Ford was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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and Gene Tierney discover “The Secret of Convict Lake”

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Glenn Ford Quotes:

David G. Stannard: Now I see why the unemployed have so many children.

Chris Emery: You're Steve - Domenique told me.
Steve Emery: ..and I know who you are. I read about you in the paper.

Al Colby: Drink's alright, just so it doesn't take you in the wrong direction.

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Actively campaigned for Adlai Stevenson in the 1956 presidential election, and attended the Democratic National Convention that year.

Parents, with Eleanor Powell, of actor Peter Ford.

Has family roots in the English town of Horwich, near Bolton, Lancashire.

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