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:

Johnny Farrell: [narrating off screen] She still didn't believe I wasn't coming back. Every night she got all dressed upt... and waited. But a girl like Gilda couldn't stand not knowing the why of things, so she decided to swallow her pride and came to see me. It was wonderful.

Angelo: How come you get into the sheep business, boss?
Jason Sweet: Well, I'll tell ya, Angelo. You see, it's this way. I just got tired of kicking cows around. You know how dumb they are.
Angelo: And you think sheep are smarter?
Jason Sweet: Oh, no, no. They're dumber. Only their easier kicking...and woollier.

Ben Wade: Mind telling me where we're going?
Dan Evans: No, I don't mind telling you. We're going to Contention City. We're going wait in a house by the station and when the 3:10 comes in we're going to put you on it.
Ben Wade: Thanks. Now if we get separated I'll know where to wait for you.

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