Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

Age
90 (passed away Aug. 30th, 2006)
Birthday
May. 1st, 1916
Born in
Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada
Height
5' 11"

Glenn Ford's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Cade's County TV Show
Cade's County
 

Main Movie Roles

1981 - Happy Birthday to Me
1980 - Superman II
1978 - Superman
1976 - Midway
1969 - Heaven with a Gun
1968 - Day of the Evil Gun
1967 - A Time for Killing
1965 - The Rounders
1963 - The Courtship of Eddie's Father
1962 - Experiment in Terror
1961 - Pocketful of Miracles
1960 - Cimarron
1959 - Gazebo
1958 - Cowboy
1957 - 3:10 To Yuma
1956 - The Fastest Gun Alive
1956 - The Teahouse of the August Moon
1956 - Jubal
1955 - Interrupted Melody
1955 - Blackboard Jungle
1954 - Human Desire
1953 - The Big Heat
1953 - The Man From The Alamo
1951 - The Secret of Convict Lake
1950 - Convicted
1949 - The Undercover Man
1948 - The Loves of Carmen
1947 - Framed
1946 - Gilda
1946 - A Stolen Life
1940 - Blondie Plays Cupid

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Rev. Tom Holvak
10
Deputy Chief Walter Hayes
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

The son of a Canadian railroad executive, his family moved to Santa Monica, California, when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school, followed by acting in West Coast, a traveling theater company. In 1939 he took a screen test for Columbia Pictures, which won him a contract, although he debuted in 20th-Century-Fox's Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939). His rise to stardom was interrupted by military service during WWII. After the war he jump-started his career with Gilda (1946). His career during the 1940s and 1950s showed that his talents were extensive, playing film noir in The Big Heat (1953), westerns like 3:10 to Yuma (1957) and comedies like The Gazebo (1959) or The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). He has usually been cast as a calm and collected everyday-hero, showing courage under pressure as in Blackboard Jungle (1955). Since the 1970s he has mainly done supporting roles in mini-series.


TRIVIA:
  • Ford was a US Naval Reserve officer who rose to the rank of Captain.
  • Actively campaigned for 'Adlai Stevenson' (qv) in the 1956 presidential election, and attended the Democratic National Convention that year.
  • In 1967, Naval Reserve Officer Lt. Cmdr. Ford (then aged 50) volunteered to serve for three months as a liaison officer attached to a Marine unit with the rank of Colonel in Vietnam, and on several occasions endured enemy shelling.
  • He was replaced by 'Robert Mitchum' (qv) in _"African Skies" (1991)_ (qv) after being hospitalized with blood clots in his legs.
  • Served in Vietnam as a reserve military officer.
  • Parents were Newton and Hannah Ford. His father did not block his movie star aspirations but insisted that he learn a trade first. He listened and became an expert on plumbing, wiring and air-conditioning. He also worked as a roofer and installer of plate-glass windows.
  • During his salad days, he worked in a Santa Monica bar as a barkeep for $5 a week.
  • (1978) Inducted into the Hall of Fame of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.


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