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Glenn Ford is a Actor and Associate Producer Canadien born on 1 may 1916 at Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne (Canada)

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford
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Birth name Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Nationality Canada
Birth 1 may 1916 at Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne (Canada)
Death 30 august 2006 (at 90 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards 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.

Best films

Midway (1976)
Interrupted Melody (1955)
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
The Desperadoes (1943)
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
The Loves of Carmen (1948)

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Filmography of Glenn Ford (113 films)

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Raw Nerve
Raw Nerve (1991)
, 1h31
Directed by David A. Prior
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Glenn Ford, Jan-Michael Vincent, Traci Lords, Sandahl Bergman, Ted Prior, Red West
Roles Captain Gavin
Rating41% 2.0948252.0948252.0948252.0948252.094825
As a series of grotesque shotgun murders plagues the city, a young race car driver goes to the police (Ford and Vincent) claiming that he has been having visions about the killer. He gets locked up as the suspect. A lady reporter (Sandal Bergman) falls in love with the suspect and sets out prove his innocence and find the real killer. A rogue biker (Tex Cobb) who accosts the reporter and kidnaps her is thought to be the killer in question so after he has been slaughtered in a shoot-out, they figure they have solved the shotgun slayings. But have they?
Final Verdict, 1h30
Directed by Jack Fisk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Treat Williams, Glenn Ford, Ashley Crow, Olivia Burnette, Barton Heyman, Raphael Sbarge
Roles Rev. Rogers
Rating61% 3.098293.098293.098293.098293.09829
This story takes place in the 1920s, where the successful and controversial defense attorney Earl Rogers (Treat Williams)is known for his controversial behavior in the courtroom and for his innovative methods. His father, the Reverend Rogers (Glenn Ford), instilled in his children moral values which Rogers puts into practice during the trial. He has a beautiful and faithful woman named Belle (Ashley Crow), and daughter Nora (Olivia Burnette).
Casablanca Express, 1h24
Directed by Sergio Martino
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Jason Connery, Francesco Quinn, Jean Sorel, Donald Pleasence, Glenn Ford
Roles Major Gen. Williams
Rating42% 2.123392.123392.123392.123392.12339
In 1942 Winston Churchill arrives in Algiers. He plans to travel on to Casablanca where he will meet Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin for the Casablanca Conference. His aides and army commanders strongly advise against travelling by train, but Churchill is adamant.
Great White Death, 1h28
Directed by Jean-Patrick Lebel
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about nature
Actors Glenn Ford
Roles Narrator
Rating58% 2.9197052.9197052.9197052.9197052.919705
Happy Birthday to Me, 1h51
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Serial killer films, Teen movie
Actors Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Sharon Acker, Lawrence Dane, Frances Hyland, Tracey Elizabeth Bregman
Roles Dr. David Faraday
Rating61% 3.050093.050093.050093.050093.05009
Virginia "Ginny" Wainwright is a pretty and popular high school senior at Crawford Academy. She is one of her school's "Top Ten," an elite clique which comprises the richest, most popular and most snobbish teens at the Academy. The Top Ten meet every night at the Silent Woman Tavern, a pub near Crawford's campus.
Superman II, 2h3
Directed by Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Sur la Lune, Films set in the future, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas
Roles Jonathan Kent in Opening Montage (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.3991453.3991453.3991453.3991453.399145
Prior to the destruction of Krypton, the criminals General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) are sentenced to banishment into the Phantom Zone for insurrection and murder, amongst other crimes.
Virus (1980)
, 2h36
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Social science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Sonny Chiba, Bo Svenson, Glenn Ford, George Kennedy, Masao Kusakari, Olivia Hussey
Roles President Richardson
Rating62% 3.100583.100583.100583.100583.10058
In 1982, a shady transaction is occurring between an East German scientist, Dr. Krause, and a group of Americans. It is revealed that MM88 is a deadly virus, created accidentally by an American geneticist, that amplifies the potency of any other virus or bacterium it comes into contact with. The Americans recover the MM88, which was stolen from a lab in the US the year before, but the virus is released, creating a pandemic initially known as the "Italian Flu".
The Sacketts, 2h50
Directed by Robert Totten
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, Gilbert Roland, John Vernon
Roles Tom Sunday
Rating79% 3.9783153.9783153.9783153.9783153.978315
Three brothers from Tennessee, Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel Sackett, are brought together by the tragic events that occur at Orrin's wedding. Tell (Sam Elliott) is a mountain man who hasn't seen his family in almost ten years, Orrin (Tom Selleck) is a former lawman now looking to settle down with his family, and Tyrel (Jeff Osterhage) is the youngest brother who is very good with a revolver. At the wedding, the brother of a man Orrin had previously killed arrives in the middle of the ceremony and holds Orrin at gunpoint. The man pulls the trigger, but Orrin's fiancée gets in the way and is shot and killed. Tyrel arrives and shoots the man dead.
The Visitor, 1h39
Directed by Giulio Paradisi
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Demons in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors John Huston, Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, Sam Peckinpah, Shelley Winters
Roles Det. Jake Durham
Rating52% 2.6025952.6025952.6025952.6025952.602595
The film opens with vague impressions of nature and supernatural forces before centering on a Christ-like figure telling a story to a group of bald pupils, most of whom are children. He tells a story about cosmic forces in conflict. In particular, he warns about the threat of Sateen, an evil inter-spacial force of immense magnitude. The film cuts to The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia where two fictional teams are playing a basketball game. The owner of the Atlanta team, Raymond Armstead (Lance Henriksen), sits courtside and promises an interviewer that the team will win at all costs. Since Raymond is a new owner and the source of his wealth is unknown, the interviewer presses him on the source of his wealth. He eventually answers that the money comes "from God".
The Gift
The Gift (1979)

Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kevin Bacon, Tom Clancy, Glenn Ford, Thomas "Tom" Clancy, Pat Corley, Gary Frank
Roles Billy Devlin
Rating66% 3.321423.321423.321423.321423.32142
Superman (1978)
, 2h17
Directed by Richard Donner, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty
Roles Pa Kent
Rating72% 3.648283.648283.648283.648283.64828
On the planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa, and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Krypton will soon be destroyed when its sun explodes. To save his infant son, Kal-El, Jor-El launches a spacecraft containing him toward Earth, a distant planet with a suitable atmosphere, and where Kal-El's dense molecular structure will give him superhuman powers. Shortly after the launch, Krypton is destroyed.
Evening in Byzantium, 4h
Directed by Jerry London
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert, Edward James Olmos, Vince Edwards, Shirley Jones, Erin Gray
Roles Jess Craig
Rating69% 3.452963.452963.452963.452963.45296
Famous motion picture producer and writer Jesse Craig (Glenn Ford) attends a film festival on the French Riviera. He has not been actively making films for a few years and some in the film industry think he has retired, but he comes to the Riviera with a new screenplay to show it to his friend and film/literary agent Brian Murphy (Eddie Albert) who is attending the festival. The screenplay is a cautionary tale about terrorists attacking major cities in the United States using hijacked commercial airliners containing nuclear bombs as the attack vehicles. No one knows the content of the script or its author who Craig claims is a new writer by the name of Malcolm Hart.
The 3,000 Mile Chase, 1h38
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Glenn Ford, Cliff De Young, Blair Brown, David Spielberg, Priscilla Pointer, Allan Lane
Roles Paul Dvorak / Leonard Staveck
Rating56% 2.842632.842632.842632.842632.84263
The Secret Agent Matt Considine (Cliff De Young) accepts a dangerous mission to protect witnesses Dvorak (Glenn Ford) and his wife Emma (Priscilla Pointer) from the state of San Francisco to a trial in New York City. They have to cover 3,000 miles with ostaculos dangerous, because the mafia want to delete them in any way ... ¡For what the agent Matt Considine