Glenn Ford

Actor, Producer, Salesman
Solid Steady. .. Competent... Glenn Ford embodied these qualities as an actor and as a man. He once stated that he was never acting; he was just playing himself, and the statement did not seem disingenuous. In a ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1916 in Quebec, Ontario, CA


Actor (104)

The Final Verdict 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


World War II: A Personal Journey 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Our Hollywood Education 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Raw Nerve 1991 (Movie)

Captain Gavin (Actor)

The All-Star Salute to Our Troops 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Casablanca Express 1990 (Movie)


William Holden: The Golden Boy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Border Shootout 1989 (Movie)

Sheriff Danahar (Actor)

The Story of Hollywood 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


Sinatra -- The First 40 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


The Gift 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


The Visitor 1980 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Happy Birthday to Me 1979 (Movie)

Dr Faraday (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Virus 1979 (Movie)

Richardson (Actor)

When Havoc Struck 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Superman 1978 (Movie)

Jonathan "Pa" Kent (Actor)

Midway 1976 (Movie)

Rear Admiral Raymond A Spruance (Actor)

The Family Holvak 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


The Greatest Gift 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


The Rowan and Martin Special 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)


Cade's County 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)


Santee 1972 (Movie)

Santee (Actor)

The Golddiggers 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)


America 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


Howdy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


Heaven With a Gun 1969 (Movie)

Jim Killian (Actor)

Smith 1969 (Movie)

Smith (Actor)

Day of the Evil Gun 1967 (Movie)

Lorn Warfield (Actor)

The Last Challenge 1967 (Movie)

Marshal Dan Blaine (Actor)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

Bradley (Actor)

The Long Ride Home 1966 (Movie)

Major Walcott (Actor)

Rage 1965 (Movie)

Reuben (Actor)

The Money Trap 1965 (Movie)

Joe Baron (Actor)

Dear Heart 1964 (Movie)

Harry Mark (Actor)

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

McBane (Actor)

The Rounders 1964 (Movie)

Ben Jones (Actor)

Love Is a Ball 1963 (Movie)

John Davis (Actor)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1963 (Movie)

Tom Corbett (Actor)

Experiment in Terror 1962 (Movie)

John "Rip" Ripley (Actor)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 (Movie)

Julio Desnoyers (Actor)

A Pocketful of Miracles 1961 (Movie)

Dave Conway (Actor)

Cry For Happy 1961 (Movie)

Andy Cyphers (Actor)

Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

Yancey Cravet (Actor)

The Gazebo 1959 (Movie)

Elliott Nash (Actor)

Cowboy 1958 (Movie)

Tom Reece (Actor)

Imitation General 1958 (Movie)

Master Sergeant Murphy Savage (Actor)

It Started With a Kiss 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick (Actor)

The Sheepman 1958 (Movie)

Jason Sweet (Actor)

Torpedo Run 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander Barney Doyle (Actor)

3:10 to Yuma 1957 (Movie)

Ben Wade (Actor)

Don't Go Near the Water 1957 (Movie)

Lieutenant Max Siegel (Actor)

Jubal 1956 (Movie)

Jubal Troop (Actor)

The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 (Movie)

George Temple (Actor)

The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956 (Movie)

Captain Fisby (Actor)

Blackboard Jungle 1955 (Movie)

Richard Dadier (Actor)

Interrupted Melody 1955 (Movie)

Dr Thomas King (Actor)

Ransom 1955 (Movie)

David Stannard (Actor)

Trial 1955 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Human Desire 1954 (Movie)

Jeff Warren (Actor)

The Americano 1954 (Movie)

Sam Dent (Actor)

The Violent Men 1954 (Movie)

John Parrish (Actor)

Appointment in Honduras 1953 (Movie)

Steve Corbett (Actor)

The Big Heat 1953 (Movie)

Dave Bannion (Actor)

The Man From the Alamo 1953 (Movie)

John Stoud (Actor)

The Doctor and the Girl 1949 (Movie)

Dr. Michael Corday (Actor)

A Stolen Life 1947 (Movie)

Bill Emerson (Actor)

Gilda 1946 (Movie)

Johnny Farrell (Actor)

Hollywood in Uniform 1942 (Movie)


The Desperadoes 1942 (Movie)

Cheyenne Rogers (Actor)

Go West, Young Lady 1940 (Movie)


So Ends Our Night 1940 (Movie)

Ludwig Kern (Actor)

Affair in Trinidad (Movie)

Steve Emery (Actor)

Babies for Sale (Movie)

Steve Burton (Actor)

Beggarman, Thief (TV Show)


Blondie Plays Cupid (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Convicted (Movie)

Joe Hufford (Actor)

Evening in Byzantium (TV Show)


Flight Lieutenant (Movie)

Danny Doyle (Actor)

Follow the Sun (Movie)

Ben Hogan (Actor)

Gallant Journey (Movie)

John Montgomery (Actor)

Jarrett (TV Show)


Lust for Gold (Movie)

Jacob Walz (Actor)

Men without Souls (Movie)

Johnny Adams (Actor)

Mr. Soft Touch (Movie)

Joe Miracle (Actor)

My Town (TV Show)


Once an Eagle (TV Show)


Punch and Jody (TV Show)


Terror on a Train (Movie)

Peter Lyncourt (Actor)

The 3,000 Mile Chase (TV Show)


The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Show)


The Green Glove (Movie)

Michael Blake (Actor)

The Lady in Question (Movie)

Pierre Morestan (Actor)

The Loves of Carmen (Movie)

Don Jose (Actor)

The Mating of Millie (Movie)

Doug Andrews (Actor)

The Redhead and the Cowboy (Movie)

Gil Kyle (Actor)

The Return of October (Movie)

Prof. Bassett (Actor)

The Secret of Convict Lake (Movie)

Canfield (Actor)

The White Tower (Movie)

Martin Ordway (Actor)


Solid Steady. .. Competent... Glenn Ford embodied these qualities as an actor and as a man. He once stated that he was never acting; he was just playing himself, and the statement did not seem disingenuous. In a career that spanned over 50 years, he worked constantly in movies and TV but never received an Academy Award or Emmy Award nomination. He was one of Hollywood's biggest box-office stars during the 1950s, but still enjoyed working on the plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical wiring at his luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. No matter the role, he projected a quiet strength, unforced affability, and masculine charm that anchored his fellow actors, whether it was the ravishing Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946) or the roguish Marlon Brando in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956). After mesmerizing audiences in numerous noir flicks and the controversial "Blackboard Jungle" (1955), he went on to lend class and gravitas to the role of Pa Kent in "Superman the Movie" (1978). When he died at the age of 90 - one of the last Golden Age male stars still alive into the next millennium - he left behind a legacy of consistently dignified performances, even if the material was not always top notch. The ever dependable, manly Ford was always right on the money.


Hannah Ford


Jeanne Baus

married March 5, 1993 divorced

Newton Ford


Peter Ford

mother, Eleanor Powell

Kathryn Hays

married on March 26, 1966 divorced in 1968

Cynthia Hayward Actor

married in 1977 divorced in 1984

Hope Lange

was dating Ford at the time the two starred in "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961)

Eleanor Powell

married on October 23, 1943 divorced in 1959 star of such MGM musicals as "Born to Dance" (1936), "Rosalie" (1938) and "Broadway Melody of 1940" (1940)


Santa Monica High School

Santa Monica , California



Hospitalized in intensive care with a heart problem and several blood clots; condition upgraded to "serious" in July after nearly a month; released in August


Played Adela Rogers St Johns' famous defense lawyer father in TNT movie "The Final Verdict"


Last feature to date, "Raw Nerve"


Grandfatherly turn as Amos in "My Town", an ABC "Disney Sunday Movie"


Acted in "Virus", allegedly the biggest budgeted Japanese film to date


Appeared in NBC miniseries "The Sacketts"; cast included Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott and Ben Johnson


Acted the part of Christopher Reeve's father on Earth in "Superman"


Portrayed Rear Admiral Raymond Spruane in "Midway"


Donned the cloth as Reverend Tom Holvak opposite Julie Harris as his wife Elizabeth in NBC movie "The Greatest Gift" and subsequent short-lived, 1975 spin-off series, "The Family Holvak"


Appeared in Rene Clement's "Is Paris Burning?"


Fifth and final film with Hayworth, "The Money Trap"


Eleventh and last film with character actor Edgar Buchanan, "The Rounders"


Reunited with Minnelli for "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" with Ron Howard


Starred in Vincent Minnelli's glossy World War II picture "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"


Second movie opposite Bette Davis, Frank Capra's final film, "A Pocketful of Miracles", a remake of Capra's 1933 "Lady for a Day"; also served as associate producer


Acted the part of a stern cattle boss in "Cowboy"


Played peace-loving storekeeper in "The Fastest Gun Alive"


Demonstrated his facility for comedy in "Teahouse of the August Moon"


Portrayed NYC public school teacher in Richard Brooks' "The Blackboard Jungle", adapted from Evan Hunter's novel


First of two films with Fritz Lang, "The Big Heat" (also the follow-up "Human Desire" 1954)


Last film with Vidor, "The Loves of Carmen"


Soared to popularity in Vidor's "Gilda" (opposite Rita Hayworth) and Curtis Bernhardt's "A Stolen Life" (with Bette Davis playing a dual role and debuting as producer)


Served in United States Marine Corps


First of eight films with director George Marshall, "Texas"


First film with Rita Hayworth, Charles Vidor's "The Lady in Question"


Feature film debut in Columbia's "Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence"


Tested and signed by Columbia


Short film acting debut in "Night in Manhattan" (Paramount)


Appeared on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour"


Stage debut in "Tom Thumb's Wedding"

Starred in CBS series "Cade's County"

Made exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars, placing 5th in 1956, 1st in 1958, and 6th in 1959

Spent two years as Tallulah Bankhead's stage manager

Bonus Trivia


Ford and John Wayne are the only two actors to receive the Golden Spur Award, given in recognition of an outstanding Western star.


In addition to his WWII exploits, Ford served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the Third Marine Amphibious Force and is the only actor to have served with both the Green Berets and the French Foreign Legion. Among his numerous medals and commendations are the Medal of Honor, presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Medaille de la France Libre, for the liberation of France; two commendation medals from the US Navy; and the Vitnamese Legion of Merit.


In 1992 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur medal for his action in the Second World War.