Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford
1916 - 2006

Glenn Ford  Canadian Actor


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 ordinar...

Confirmed Relationships19
Longest Relationship17 yrs, 11 mths
Average Relationship Length2 yrs, 1 mth
Rumored Relationships16
First Name Glenn
Middle Name Samuel Newton
Last Name Ford
Full Name at Birth Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Age 90 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st May, 1916
Birthplace Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada
Died 30th August, 2006
Place of Death Berverly Hills, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications of multiple strokes
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Canadian
High School Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Gilda (1946)
Year(s) Active 1944–88, 1939–1991
Brand Endorsement Chesterfield Cigarettes (Magazine Advertisement) [1949]
Father Newton Ford
Mother Hannah Mitchell
Friend Charles Vidor, Rita Hayworth, Broderick Crawford, Jay Livingston, Edgar Buchanan, Ronald Reagan, Ann Miller, Charlie Ruggles
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Glenn Ford90 TaurusActor
Jeanne Baus-
Cynthia Ford68Actress
Joanne Carson83 LibraSpouse
Jackie Lane69 TaurusActress
Kathryn Hays82 LeoActress
Dorothy Provine73 CapricornActress
Connie Stevens77 LeoActress
Hope Lange72 SagittariusActress
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Debbie Reynolds84 AriesActress
Evelyn Keyes91 ScorpioActress
Eleanor Powell69 ScorpioActress
Jinx Falkenburg84 AquariusActress
Joan Crawford71 AriesActress
Laraine Day90 LibraActress
Evelyn Ankers67 LeoActress
Patti McCarty64 AquariusActress
Dinah Shore77 PiscesSinger
Rita Hayworth68 LibraActress
Carmen Miranda46 AquariusSinger
Judy Canova69 ScorpioActress
Maria Schell79 CapricornActress
Linda Christian86 ScorpioActress
Brenda Frazier60 GeminiSocialite
Mildred Shay94 LibraActress
Michèle Morgan96 PiscesActress
Rosemary Lane60 AriesActress
Patti Mccarthy-
Suzanne Pleshette70 AquariusActress
Brigitte Bardot81 LibraActress
Yvette Mimieux74 AquariusActress
Bette Davis81 AriesActress
Brenda Joyce92 PiscesActress
Ann Miller80 AriesActress
Eva Gabor75 AquariusActress
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Male5th February, 194571 years old

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Raw Nerve1991 Captain Gavin Movie
Final Verdict1991 Rev. Rogers TV Movie
Casablanca Express1989 Major Gen. Williams Movie
Border Shootout1989 Sheriff John Danaher Movie
My Town1986 Lucas Wheeler TV Movie
Happy Birthday to Me1981 Dr. David Faraday Movie
Day of Resurrection1980 President Richardson Movie
Day of the Assassin1979 Christakis Movie
The Visitor1979 Det. Jake Durham Movie
The Gift1979 Billy Devlin TV Movie
The Sacketts1979 Tom Sunday TV Movie
Beggarman, Thief1979 David Donnelly TV Movie
Superman1978 Pa Kent Movie
Evening in Byzantium1978 Jesse Craig TV Movie
No Margin for Error1978 TV Movie
The 3,000 Mile Chase1977 Paul Dvorak, Leonard Staveck TV Movie
Midway1976 Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance Movie
Once an Eagle1976 George Caldwell TV Show
The Family Holvak1975 Rev. Tom Holvak TV Show
The Disappearance of Flight 4121974 Col. Pete Moore TV Movie
The Greatest Gift1974 Rev. Holvak TV Movie
Punch and Jody1974 Peter 'Punch' Travers TV Movie
Target Eva Jones1974 Movie
Santee1973 Santee Movie
Police Story1973 Deputy Chief Walter Hayes TV Show
Jarrett1973 Sam Jarrett TV Movie
Cade's County1971 Sam Cade TV Show
The Brotherhood of the Bell1970 Prof. Andrew 'Andy' Patterson TV Movie
Howdy1970 TV Movie
Heaven with a Gun1969 Jim Killian, Pastor Jim Movie
Smith!1969 Smith Movie
Day of the Evil Gun1968 Lorn Warfield Movie
A Time for Killing1967 Maj. Tom Wolcott Movie
The Last Challenge1967 Marshal Dan Blaine Movie
Is Paris Burning?1966 Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley Movie
Rage1966 Doc Reuben Movie
The Money Trap1965 Joe Baron Movie
The Rounders1965 Ben Jones Movie
Advance to the Rear1964 Capt. Jared Heath Movie
Dear Heart1964 Harry Mork Movie
Fate Is the Hunter1964 Sam McBane Movie
Love Is a Ball1963 John Lathrop Davis Movie
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1963 Tom Corbett Movie
Experiment in Terror1962 John 'Rip' Ripley Movie
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse1962 Julio Desnoyers Movie
Cry for Happy1961 CPO Andy Cyphers Movie
Pocketful of Miracles1961 Dave the Dude Movie
Cimarron1960 Yancey 'Cimarron' Cravat Movie
It Started with a Kiss1959 Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick Movie
The Gazebo1959 Elliott Nash Movie
Cowboy1958 Tom Reese Movie
Imitation General1958 MSgt. Murphy Savage Movie
The Sheepman1958 Jason Sweet Movie
Torpedo Run1958 Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle Movie
3:10 to Yuma1957 Ben Wade Movie
Don't Go Near the Water1957 Lt. J.G. Max Siegel Movie
Ransom!1956 David G. 'Dave' Stannard Movie
Jubal1956 Jubal Troop Movie
The Fastest Gun Alive1956 George Temple Movie
The Teahouse of the August Moon1956 Capt. Fisby Movie
Blackboard Jungle1955 Richard Dadier Movie
Interrupted Melody1955 Dr. Thomas King Movie
The Americano1955 Sam Dent Movie
The Violent Men1955 John Parrish Movie
Trial1955 David Blake Movie
Human Desire1954 Jeff Warren Movie
Shower of Stars1954 Glenn Ford TV Show
City Story1954 Narrator Short Film
Appointment in Honduras1953 Jim Corbett Movie
Plunder of the Sun1953 Al Colby Movie
Time Bomb1953 Peter Lyncort Movie
The Big Heat1953 Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion Movie
The Man from the Alamo1953 John Stroud Movie
Affair in Trinidad1952 Steve Emery Movie
The Gauntlet1952 Michael 'Mike' Blake Movie
Young Man with Ideas1952 Maxwell Webster Movie
Follow the Sun1951 Ben Hogan Movie
The Redhead and the Cowboy1951 Gil Kyle Movie
The Secret of Convict Lake1951 Jim Canfield Movie
Convicted1950 Joe Hufford Movie
The White Tower1950 Martin Ordway Movie
The Flying Missile1950 Cmdr. William A. Talbot Movie
Lust for Gold1949 Jacob 'Dutch' Walz Movie
The Doctor and the Girl1949 Dr. Michael Corday Movie
The Undercover Man1949 Frank Warren Movie
Mr. Soft Touch1949 Joe Miracle Movie
The Loves of Carmen1948 Don José Movie
The Man from Colorado1948 Owen Devereaux Movie
The Mating of Millie1948 Doug Andrews Movie
The Return of October1948 Prof. Bentley 'Bass' Bassett Jr. Movie
Framed1947 Mike Lambert Movie
A Stolen Life1946 Bill Emerson Movie
Gallant Journey1946 John J. Montgomery Movie
Gilda1946 Johnny Farrell Movie
Destroyer1943 Mickey Donohue Movie
Guadalcanal Diary1943 Marine Extra (uncredited) Movie
The Desperadoes1943 Cheyenne Rogers Movie
The Adventures of Martin Eden1942 Martin Eden Movie
Flight Lieutenant1942 Danny Doyle Movie
Go West, Young Lady1941 Tex Miller Movie
So Ends Our Night1941 Ludwig Kern Movie
Texas1941 Tod Ramsey Movie
The Lady in Question1940 Pierre Morestan Movie
Babies for Sale1940 Steve Burton, Oscar Hanson Movie
Blondie Plays Cupid1940 Charlie Movie
Convicted Woman1940 Jim Brent (Reporter) Movie
Men Without Souls1940 Johnny Adams Movie
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence1939 Joe Movie
My Son Is Guilty1939 Barney Movie
Night in Manhattan1937 Emcee (as Gwyllyn Ford) Movie
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anonJan 18, 2011

As of this date, I will no longer be voting daily for Eleanor Powell.

ginababeAug 17, 2010

As far as the conclusions of each of Glenn`s marriages, and how they ended and who chose to end them, I can`t say for sure, and I probably shouldn`t speculate. That was Glenn`s business.

ginababeAug 17, 2010

I imagine that`s probably why they decided to stay friends. They were better off as friends anyway. My question is, what did Eleanor see in Glenn? He didn`t seem like her type at all. I love Glenn, but they really didn`t seem very well matched. As for Glenn`s indecisiveness it was my understanding that he didn`t like to be alone, so I don`t think, ( I can`t say for sure, no one can) that he ended any of his marriages, my bet it was the women more than likely. He even proposed to Debbie Reynolds while on the set of It started with a kiss both coming out of long term relationships, Debbie turned him down saying she wasn`t ready.

Daisy PresbyAug 14, 2010

Oh, Poor Eleanor Powell, You could tell that she was trying to (Save Face) in that newspaper comment !!God Bless Her !! And, may I add, Look at Glenn`s track record with women. Then, Look at Rita Hayworth`s track record with men. How Long do you think THAT union would have lasted, had they married ???? It`s just to bad that Poor Eleanor, and Kathryn and Cynthia and Jeanne, had to endure Glenn`s indecisiveness.

ginababeAug 4, 2010

This was a comment from Eleanor in the Sunday Gazette-Mail, 1-22-1961. I guess deep down, in the far pockets of my soul, I knew Glenn and I were mismated. But I continued to hope that things would get better. I was never bitter. I never complained. Glenn was my husband and the father of our son ... When Peter was 14, I decided to stop running ad face the truth. Our marriage just wasn`t any good. It was no good for Glenn, no good for me, no good for Peter. One day in April 1959, I finally turned to Jimmy Juris, an old family friend. `Jimmy,` I said, `make an appointment for me with Jerry Giesler. I want a divorce.` But Jerry Giesler was sick and another lawyer handled the divorce. But no matter who had handled it, I wasn`t about to air any dirty linen in public.

Jim DunningJul 31, 2010

I guess that I just do not understand how Mr Ford could have allowed a Divorce to happen between him and the Beautiful Eleanor Powell. Eleanor was Beautiful, Caring, Devoted, and an Outstanding Mother. Mr Ford.. What were you thinking ??

Daisy PresbyMay 9, 2010

I agree with Irene. I think that Glenn always carried a torch for Eleanor Powell.

ginababeMar 28, 2010

Irene, that`s actually not true. While they were parents to Peter and at one point did love each other, in an interview recently, Peter Ford himself said that Rita was the love of Glenn`s life. Now if it was reciprocated on Rita`s end we will never know. But one thing is for sure and that is Rita and Glenn remained great friends for most of their life up until Rita`s death and Glenn always had a rose by Rita`s picture even after her death. I have the link to that interview if you are interested.

Irene S.Jul 19, 2009

Ellie, was alway`s Nearest to Glenn`s Heart.

JeanneJul 18, 2009

Glenn Never Stopped Loving Eleanor Powell. He Felt Guilty About The Way He Treated Her During Their Divorce.

Marion RushJun 20, 2009

Glenn Ford`s heart belonged to Eleanor Powell. He was a Man, He Strayed, But he Alway`s Loved Eleanor Powell !!! Rita Hayworth was just a conquest, he told me....

buntingDec 28, 2008

What could have caused him to stray, from someone as Beautiful as Eleanor Powell ??? {He Lost}

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