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Glenn Ford

Actor | * 05/01/1916 († 90, 08/30/2006) | Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American actor whose prolific career lasted more than 50 years. Although he played many different types of roles in many different types of movies, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. He was most prominent during Hollywood's Golden Age. Some of his most significant roles were as the lead or co-lead in Gilda (1946) and The Big Heat (1953), both film noirs, and the high school angst film Blackboard Jungle (1955), although it was only for comedies or westerns which he received acting laurels, including three Golden Globe Nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy movie, winning for Pocketful of Miracles (1961). He also played a supporting role as Clark Kent's adoptive father in Superman (1978). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Glenn Ford

Donostia Award Legion of Honour Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

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Movies with Glenn Ford as Actor(104)

as Rev. Rogers1991 Final Verdict
as Captain Gavin1991 Raw Nerve
as Sheriff Danaher1989 Border Shootout
as Major Gen. Williams1989 Casablanca Express
as Lucas Wheeler1986 My Town
as Dr. David Faraday1981 Happy Birthday to Me
as Narrator1981 Great White Death
as President Richardson1980 Virus
as Christakis1979 Day of the Assassin
as David Donnelly1979 Beggarman, Thief
as Billy Devlin1979 The Gift
as Det. Jake Durham1979 The Visitor
as Pa Kent1978 Superman
as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance1976 Midway
as Colonel Pete Moore1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412
as Santee1973 Santee
as Prof. Andrew 'Andy' Patterson1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell
as Smith1969 Smith!
as Jim Killan1969 Heaven with a Gun
as Lorn Warfield1968 Day of the Evil Gun
as Marshal Dan Blaine1967 The Last Challenge
as Tom Wolcott1967 A Time for Killing
1966 Rage
as General Bradley1966 Is Paris Burning?
as Ben Jones1965 The Rounders
as Joe Baron1965 The Money Trap
as Himself (archive footage)1964 The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth
as Harry Mork1964 Dear Heart
as Sam McBane1964 Fate Is the Hunter
as Capt. Jared Heath1964 Advance To The Rear
as John Lathrop Davis1963 Love Is a Ball
as John 'Rip' Ripley1962 Experiment in Terror
as Harue1961 Cry for Happy
as Dave 'the Dude' Conway1961 Pocketful of Miracles
as Yancey 'Cimarron' Cravat1960 Cimarron
as Elliott Nash1959 The Gazebo
as Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick1959 It Started With A Kiss
as Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle1958 Torpedo Run
as Jason Sweet1958 The Sheepman
as MSgt. Murphy Savage1958 Imitation General
as Tom Reese1958 Cowboy
as Narrator1957 The Day Called X
as Lt. J.G. Max Siegel1957 Don't Go Near the Water
as Ben Wade1957 3:10 to Yuma
as David G. 'Dave' Stannard1956 Ransom!
as Jubal Troop1956 Jubal
as George Temple / George Kelby, Jr.1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
as David1955 Trial
as Sam Dent1955 The Americano
as Dr. Thomas King1955 Interrupted Melody
as John Parrish1955 The Violent Men
as Richard DFadier1955 Blackboard Jungle
as Jeff Warren1954 Human Desire
as Peter Lyncort1953 Time Bomb
as Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion1953 The Big Heat
as Al Colby1953 Plunder of the Sun
as John Stroud1953 The Man from the Alamo
as Michael 'Mike' Blake1952 The Green Glove
as Steve Emery1952 Affair in Trinidad
as Maxwell Webster1952 Young Man with Ideas
as Ben Hogan1951 Follow the Sun
as Jim Canfield1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
as William A. Talbot1950 The Flying Missile
as Martin Ordway1950 The White Tower
as Joe Hufford1950 Convicted
as Frank Warren1949 The Undercover Man
as Joe Miracle1949 Mr. Soft Touch
as Jacob 'Dutch' Walz1949 Lust for Gold
as Dr. Michael Corday1949 The Doctor and the Girl
as Col. Owen Devereaux1948 The Man from Colorado
as Prof. Bentley 'Bass' Bassett Jr.1948 The Return of October
as Doug Andrews1948 The Mating of Millie
as Don José1948 The Loves of Carmen
as Mike Lambert1947 Framed
as Johnny Farrell1946 Gilda
as John J. Montgomery1946 Gallant Journey
as Bill Emerson1946 A Stolen Life
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as Mickey Donohue1943 Destroyer
as Cheyenne Rogers1943 The Desperadoes
as Danny Doyle1942 Flight Lieutenant
as Ludwig Kern1941 So Ends Our Night
as Tod Ramsey1941 Texas
as Tex Miller1941 Go West, Young Lady
as Jim Brent (Reporter)1940 Convicted Woman
as Johnny Adams1940 Men Without Souls
as Steve Burton / Oscar Hanson1940 Babies For Sale
as Pierre Morestan1940 The Lady in Question
as Charlie1940 Blondie Plays Cupid
as Barney1939 My Son is Guilty

TV Shows/Series with Glenn Ford as Actor(8)

as George Caldwell1976 Once an Eagle
as Sheriff Sam Cade1971 Cade's County
as himself1961 The Dick Powell Show

Movies with Glenn Ford as Crew(1)

Production/Associate Producer1961 Pocketful of Miracles

Additional Information

Full Name: Glenn Ford
Born: Monday, 05/01 1916 (May) in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
Died: Wednesday, 08/30 2006 (August) in Beverly Hills (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Spouses (current/former): Kathryn Hays, Eleanor Powell
Children: Peter Ford
Other names for Glenn Ford (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford"
"Gwyllyn Ford"
"Гленн Форд"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1765, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/24/2019