David Ford

Character Actor + Founder + Actor
Born Oct 30, 1925

David Ford was an American character actor known for playing John Hancock in the musical-turned-motion-picture 1776. He replaced Mark Allen in the role of Sam Evans, a widower and an artist and father of Maggie Evans on the ABC-TV serial Dark Shadows from 1966-1968. His other role on Dark Shadows was as Andre duPres, the father of Josette du Pres in the 1795 storyline. He later played the contract role of Karl Devlin on the CBS soap opera Search for Tomorrow.… Read More

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1925 Birth Born in 1925.


1957 32 Years Old He made his Broadway debut as O'Kelly in the 1957 revival of Mary Stuart, and later took over as the Duke of Norfolk in the original production of A Man For All Seasons.On stage his best known role was John Hancock in the musical 1776 and the 1972 film adaptation.


1967 42 Years Old Born in La Jolla, California, he was married to his Dark Shadows co-star, actress Nancy Barrett, from 1967 until they divorced in 1969; that same year his character Sam Evans was killed off from Dark Shadows.


1983 58 Years Old Died in 1983.
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