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Glenn Ford Biography




He climbed to popularity after serving in the Second World War, with characters alongside celebrities Bette Davis and Rita Hayworth. Ford’s career started in 1939 and continued well into the 1990s, such as the 1957 movie 3:10 to Yuma and a modest part in the first Superman movie. Along with playing in over 100 movies, Ford continued his military career in the US Naval Reserve. He expired on August 30, 2006, in Beverly Hills. Celebrity Glenn Ford was born in Quebec, Canada, on May 1, 1916. After high school, he started working with little theater groups and won his first movie part in Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence in 1939.

After military service in World War II he returned to acting, and went to build his standing as an actor effective at playing lead characters across various genres, including westerns, dramas and romantic films. From the 1970s he appeared mostly in supporting roles in television series, including Cade’s County (1971-’72). Married four times, his first union (1943-’59) was to tap dancer Eleanor Powell (1912-’82); their son Peter Ford (1945) became an actor at the same time. Ford expired on August 30, 2006, in Beverley Hills, California.

Glenn Ford Biography