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Glenn Ford

Gwyllyn Ford (born May 1, 1916), better known by his stage name Glenn Ford, is an actor. He was born in Sainte-Christine, Portneuf, Quebec and moved to Santa Monica, California with his family as a child.

Ford is best known for his film roles as cowboys and as an ordinary man in unusual circumstances. His acting career began on stage, and his first large movie part was in 1939 film Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence. His breakthrough role was in 1946, following millitary service, starring alongside Rita Hayworth in Gilda. His movie-acting career flourished in the 1950s and 60s, and continued into the early 1990s, with increasing television roles. His major roles in thrillers and dramas and action films include A Stolen Life, The Big Heat, Blackboard Jungle, Interrupted Melody, Experiment in Terror, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Superman and Westerns such as The Fastest Gun Alive, 3:10 to Yuma and Cimarron.

Ford has been married (and divorced) four times to Eleanor Powell, Jeanne Baus, Kathryn Hays and Cynthia Hayward. With Eleanor Powell he is the father of actor Peter Ford.

Ford won the 1962 Golden Globe for best actor for his part in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1992 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur medal for his action in the Second World War.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Glenn Ford Facts

Birth NameGwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
BirthdayMay 1, 1916
BirthplaceSainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada
Date of deathAugust 30, 2006 (Beverly Hills, California, USA, age 90)
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Glenn Ford compared to you?
Awards1962 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Pocketful of Miracles)

Selected Filmography

The Firm
11:00 P.M.
Good Luck Chuck
Apocalypse Now
Superman: The Movie
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Sacketts
Apocalypse Now Redux
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