Glenn Ford

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Glenn Ford

Ford in 1955
Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
May 1, 1916(1916-05-01)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died August 30, 2006(2006-08-30) (aged 90)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death Stroke
Occupation Actor
Years active 1937–1991
Spouse Eleanor Powell (1943–59) (one child)
Kathryn Hays (1966–69)
Cynthia Hayward (1977–84)
Jeanne Baus (1993–94)

Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 - August 30, 2006) was an American actor, born in Canada.

Biography[change | change source]

Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Quebec City, Canada. He son of a Canadian railroad worker. Glenn studied at Santa Monica High School.[1] 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[2]

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.

Career[change | change source]

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.

Television[change | change source]

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).

Filmography[change | change source]

Movie
Año Title Role Note
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 Texas Tod Ramsey
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
1943 Destroyer Mickey Donohue
1946 Gilda Johnny Farrell
1946 A Stolen Life Bill Emerson
1946 Gallant Journey John J. Montgomery
1947 Framed Mike Lambert
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 Convicted Joe Hufford
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 City Story Narrator
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
1955 Trial David Blake
1956 Ransom! David G. Stannard
1956 Jubal Jubal Troop
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 Cowboy Tom Reese
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 Rounders
1965 The Money Trap Joe Baron
1966 Is Paris Burning? Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley
1966 Rage Doc Reuben
1967 A Time for Killing Maj. Tom Wolcott
1967 The Last Challenge Marshal Dan Blaine
1968 Day of the Evil Gun Lorn Warfield
1969 Smith! Smith
1969 Heaven with a Gun Jim Killian
1973 Santee Santee
1976 Midway Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
1978 Superman Kent phather
1979 The Visitor Det. Jake Durham
1979 Day of the Assassin Christakis
1980 Virus President Richardson
1981 Happy Birthday to Me Dr. David Faraday
1989 Casablanca Express Major Gen. Williams
1991 Raw Nerve Capt. Gavin

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