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.
MINI BIO: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. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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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Lou Glover: Must give you a funny feeling to look at your own grave.
Dora Temple: What's down there, Lou?
Lou Glover: Oh, just a coffin full of stones and the reputation of the fastest gun alive.
Dora Temple: And the gun?
George Temple: That's down there, too.
Dora Temple: Well, I guess that takes care of everything.
George Temple: I guess we can go home now.
Johnny Farrell: I hated her so I couldn't get her out of my mind for a minute.
Ben Wade: Well, the street seems to be clear and everybody's going inside. I guess they figure a storm is blowin' up, huh Dan?
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