Glenn Ford is a Actor and Associate Producer Canadien born on 1 may 1916 at Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne (Canada)
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Birth name Gwyllyn Samuel Newton FordNationality CanadaBirth 1 may 1916
at Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne (Canada
)Death 30 august 2006
(at 90 years) at Beverly Hills (USA
Legion of Honour
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted more than 50 years. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances.
Ford's first wife was actress and dancer Eleanor Powell (1943–1959), with whom he had his only child, Peter (born 1945). The couple appeared together on screen just once, in a short subject produced in the 1950s entitled Have Faith in Our Children. When they married, Powell was more famous than Ford. Ford dated Christiane Schmidtmer during the mid 1960s but subsequently married actress Kathryn Hays (1966–1969); Cynthia Hayward (1977–1984) and Jeanne Baus (1993–1994). All four marriages ended in divorce. Ford was not on good terms with his ex-wives, except for Cynthia Hayward, with whom he remained close until his death. He also had a long-term relationship with actress Hope Lange in the early 1960s, although they never married.
For the first sixty years of his life, Glenn Ford supported the U.S. Democratic Party – besides, FDR, in the 1950s he supported Adlai Stevenson for President, as well as John Kennedy in 1960 and subsequent Democratic presidents until the 1980s, when, now in his 60s, Ford campaigned for his old friend Ronald Reagan, successful GOP candidate in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections.
Ford attempted to purchase the Atlanta Flames in May 1980 with the intention of keeping the team in the city. He was prepared to match a $14 million offer made by Byron and Daryl Seaman, but was outbid by an investment group led by Nelson Skalbania and included the Seaman brothers which acquired the franchise for $16 million on May 23 and eventually moved it to Calgary.
Ford lived in Beverly Hills, California, where he illegally raised 140 leghorn chickens, until he was stopped by the Beverly Hills Police Department.