Glenn Ford, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Glenn Ford

Canadian-born American actor

Date of Birth: 01-May-1916

Place of Birth: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 30-Aug-2006

Profession: actor, military officer, character actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: Canada, United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Glenn Ford

  • Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American actor whose career lasted more than 50 years.
  • Although he played different types of roles in many genres of movies, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances.
  • He was most prominent during Hollywood's Golden Age though he continued as one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
  • Some of his most significant roles were in Gilda (1946) and The Big Heat (1953), both film noirs, and the high school angst film Blackboard Jungle (1955).
  • However, it was 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).
  • Five of his films have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Gilda (1946), The Big Heat (1953), Blackboard Jungle (1955), 3:10 to Yuma (1957) and Superman (1978).

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