Glenn Ford

Actor, retired military officer Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford was a Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances.
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Birthday
01 May 1916

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Tales of Glenn Ford in new biography - Victorville Daily Press
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Fans of classic film will probably be familiar with the work of Glenn Ford, including “Gilda,” “Blackboard Jungle,” “3:10 to Yuma” and “Fastest Gun Alive.” Though he appeared in around 100 feature films, there has never been a biography on Ford
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Peeples Place at KHTS, Aug. 26, 2011 - KHTS Radio
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... Peter Ford ("Glenn Ford: A Life") and Jamie Nudie ("Nudie the Rodeo Tailor"). There's also an art show, a film festival, panel discussions, chuckwagon dinner shows, celebrity auctions, cowboy church on Sunday morning and more
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Movie listings - Vancouver Sun
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"3: 10 TO YUMA: Delmer Daves' psychological western, based on Elmore Leonard's short story, starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. AUG. 29-SEPT. 1. Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I'm With You "" The band will perform from Cologne, Germany live via satellite
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Centennial Film Festival planned in conjunction with Best Fest - Prescott Daily Courier
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Among the featured films will be: "3:10 to Yuma" with Glenn Ford; "Pride of the Bowery" (with shots from 1940s-era Prescott); and "Angel and the Badman" with John Wayne. Tickets will be $5 (donation) for each film and will be available at the door
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Panthers bow out to Bathurst - Parkes Champion-Post
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These resulted from great ruck work by Glenn Ford, and roving by Damian Byrne, Jason Bright and Tim Byrne. The goals continued from Tim Byrne and Mick O'Donoghue, but unfortunately the Bushrangers hit back with four of their own to trail by a goal at
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INLAND: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans celebration includes Norco artist - Press-Enterprise
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Celebrities slated to attend include Dan Haggerty, who portrayed Grizzly Adams; Ty Hardin; Andrew Prine; Glenn Ford's son, author Peter Ford; the owners of the Roy Rogers Ranch; Rogers' and Evans' daughter, Mimi, and granddaughter Julie Ashley;
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Dinno lads help spruce up African school - Dinnington Today
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In six weeks time Neil Froggatt, Glenn Ford and Jan Smolaga will spend a fortnight camped out among a banana plantation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Apart from fighting off mosquitoes, using squat toilets and sampling the local brew,
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Sewickley Council Narrowly Adopts Zoning Ordinance - Patch.com
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Carole Ford, Glenn Ford, William Cornman and Charles Driscoll voted in favor; Robert Glenn, Susan Aleshire, Stan Ference and Robert Hague voted against adoption. Councilman Thomas DeFazio was absent, which meant Sewickley Mayor Brian Jeffe,
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Shirley MacLaine Movie Schedule: THE APARTMENT, SOME CAME RUNNING - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen. C-86 mins, Letterbox Format. 9:45 AM TWO FOR THE SEESAW (1962) A conservative attorney considering a divorce gets involved with an emotionally fragile dancer in New York. Dir: Robert Wise
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Through Father and Friend - SuperPrep.com (subscription)
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His father, Glenn Ford, played defensive back for the Bulldogs in the mid-90s. Adding to the association, Cequanti's birthday is November 1—and on that day in 1997, Glenn and the Bulldogs toppled Florida 37-17. “I hear a lot of his friends tell me how
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Movie Clones - Post Chronicle
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A Stolen Life - With Bette Davis and Glenn Ford, actually a movie about twins, but twins are clones. The Clones of Bruce Lee - 1984 martial arts movie. Cloned Lives - So far we don't have a review of this one. Johnny 2.0 - A Sci Fi channel movie with
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Glenn Ford remembered as great actor, flawed dad - The Seattle Times
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An interview with Peter Ford, author of "Glenn Ford: A Life," and the film actor's son. Peter Ford is in the Northwest July 5 presenting screenings of "Gilda" and "3:10 to Yuma." By Moira Macdonald Van Heflin, left, and Glenn Ford in "3:10 to Yuma,"
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NYTimes - over 6 years
THE Parisian tycoon Stanislas Graff is one of France's more loathsome lotharios. Flaunting a cocksure recklessness worthy of an International Monetary Fund director, he leads a double life as a secret womanizer who has gambled his way into debt. One morning as Graff prepares to accompany the French president on a trip to China, he is kidnapped and
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Bainbridge Island's Lynwood theater turns 75 amid memories, celebration - Kitsap Sun
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7:30 pm: Presentation by Peter Ford, author and son of actor Glenn Ford, and showing of 1946 Glenn Ford film “Gilda,” $10. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Back in 1936 when it opened, it was "The New Lynwood Theatre." Time, it marches on as surely as those Roman
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Theaters launch a basketful of classics, from 'Phantom of the Opera' to 'ET' - The Seattle Times
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Tickets are $15 for the 2 pm matinee and $50 for the evening screening/dinner, which begins at 5:30 pm On Tuesday, actor Glenn Ford's son Peter Ford (author of the new biography "Glenn Ford: A Life") will introduce a screening of the 1946 film noir
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A small camera saves Las Cruces big pains - Las Cruces Sun-News
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"This camera helps us with maintenance and repair of sewer lines and with locations," said Glenn Ford, a Las Cruces Utilities Wastewater Collection System supervisor. "We can find out the distance from a main sewer line to a new property so our crew
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The Superman Anthology - Blu-ray Review - Monsters and Critics.com
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Directed by the great Richard Donner, the film starred Gene Hackman, a then pretty much unknown Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine, Jackie Cooper and the iconic Marlon Brando. The movie feels epic from the very beginning
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Glenn Ford
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 89
    Ford was scheduled to make his first public appearance in 15 years at a 90th-birthday tribute gala in his honor hosted by the American Cinematheque at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on May 1, 2006, but at the last minute, he had to bow out.
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  • 1987
    Age 70
    In 1987, he received the Donostia Award in the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and in 1992, he was awarded the Légion d'honneur medal for his actions in the Second World War.
  • 1981
    Age 64
    In 1981, Ford co-starred with Melissa Sue Anderson in the slasher film Happy Birthday to Me.
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  • 1980
    Age 63
    Ford attempted to purchase the Atlanta Flames in May 1980 with the intention of keeping the National Hockey League team in the city.
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    He campaigned for his old friend Ronald Reagan, successful GOP candidate in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections.
  • 1978
    Age 61
    In 1978 Ford was host and narrator of the disaster documentary show 'When Havoc Struck'
  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 54
    In 1971, Ford signed with CBS to star in his first television series, a half-hour comedy/drama titled The Glenn Ford Show.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1963
    Age 46
    Ford continued to combine his film career with his military service, and was promoted to commander in 1963 and captain in 1968, after he went to Vietnam in 1967 for a month's tour of duty as a location scout for combat scenes in a training film entitled Global Marine.
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  • 1958
    Age 41
    Unusually for a World War Two veteran, most of whom were only too happy to be finished with the war, Ford joined up for yet a third time in 1958.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1956
    Age 39
    He was listed in Quigley's Annual List of Top Ten Box Office Champions in 1956, 1958 and 1959, topping the list at number one in 1958.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 29
    The most memorable role of Ford's career came with his first postwar film in 1946, starring alongside Rita Hayworth in Gilda.
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  • 1945
    Age 28
    Though his time in the Marines was without the combat duty he had been hoping for, Ford had been serving his country for longer than it had technically been at war and won several commemorative medals for his three years in the Marines Reserve Corps: American Campaign Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal, created in 1945 for anyone who had been on active duty since December 1941.
  • 1944
    Age 27
    He was in and out of the hospital for the next five months, and finally received a medical discharge on the third anniversary of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1944.
    After being sent to Marine Corps Schools Detachment (Photographic Section) in Quantico, Virginia, three months later, Ford returned to the San Diego base in February 1944 and was assigned to the radio section of the Public Relations Office, Headquarters Company, Base Headquarters Battalion, where he resumed work on Halls of Montezuma.
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  • 1943
    Age 26
    He was assigned in March 1943 to active duty at the Marine Corps Base in San Diego.
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  • 1941
    Age 24
    He began his training in September, 1941, driving three nights a week to his unit in San Pedro and spending most weekends there.
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    So Ends Our Night also affected the young star in another way: in the summer of 1941, while the United States was still technically neutral, he enlisted in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, though he had a class 3 deferment (for being his mother's sole support).
    Working with Academy Award-winning Fredric March and wooing (onscreen) 30-year-old Margaret Sullavan, recently nominated for an Oscar, Ford's shy, ardent young refugee riveted attention even in such stellar company. "Glenn Ford, a most promising newcomer," wrote The New York Timess Bosley Crowther in a review on February 28, 1941, "draws more substance and appealing simplicity from his role of the boy than any one else in the cast."
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  • 1939
    Age 22
    His first major movie part was in the 1939 film, Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence.
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    Ford acted in West Coast stage companies before joining Columbia Pictures in 1939.
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    He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1939.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1916
    Born
    Born on May 1, 1916.
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