Biography and best Western roles, great actor ..Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an American actor, born in Canada.
Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Quebec City, Canada. He son of a Canadian railroad worker. Glenn studied at Santa Monica High School. After graduating he started working in small local theaters.

Glenn Ford interrupted his actor career in 1942 to enlist as a volunteer in the Marine Corps of the United States during World War II. Ford was assigned in 1943 to active duty in San Diego Base. Then be promoted to sergeant

Glenn Ford also joined the Naval Reserve United States in 1958 and was promoted to lieutenant commander. Ford touts the Navy through radio and television spectacles. He was promoted to captain in 1968.

Glenn Ford was married four times, and a son, Peter Ford.

He died at 90 years old on August 30, 2006 at his residence of Beverly Hills.

His first movie work, was a short Night in Manhattan (1937). He is remembered for playing the role of Johnny Farrell in Classic movie Gilda (1946), with Rita Hayworth.

His long list of movie include The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942), The Doctor and the Girl (1949), Plunder of the Sun (1953), Torpedo Run (1958), Experiment in Terror (1962), Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962), Dear Heart (1964), Is Paris Burning? (1966), Midway (1976). He also participated in the movie of 1978 Superman, playing the role of Jonathan Kent Superman’s father.

Among his most notable roles are that of the incorruptible Detective. Sgt Dave Bannion, who must fight against the Mafia, in The Big Heat (1953), also he played role of school teacher who is harassed by his students in Blackboard Jungle (1955).

He has starred in big Western movies, in the history of Hollywood as Texas (1941), The Desperadoes (1943), with Randolph Scott, The Man from Colorado (1948), with William Holden, Lust for Gold (1949), The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951), The Man from the Alamo (1953), The Violent Men (1955), Jubal (1956), with Ernest Borgnine, The Fastest Gun Alive (1956), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), Cowboy (1958), The Sheepman (1958), Cimarrón (1960), A Time for Killing (1967), The Last Challenge (1967), Day of the Evil Gun (1968), and Heaven with a Gun (1969). His latest western movies are: Santee (1973).

In 1962 Glenn Ford won a Golden Globe, as best actor for the movie Pocketful of Mir, directed by Frank Capra. For his outstanding career in the movies, Glenn Ford star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame Western artists at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Glenn Ford Western Roles


10.The Man from Colorado

Dir. by Henry Levin (1948), starring William Holden, Glenn Ford & Edgar Buchanan

The Man from Colorado is a 1948 American western-psychological drama film directed by Henry Levin and produced by Jules Schermer for Columbia Pictures. It stars Glenn Ford as a Union officer who…

9.The Last Challenge

Dir. by Richard Thorpe (1967), starring Angie Dickinson and Glenn Ford

The Last Challenge is a 1967 Metrocolor Western directed by Richard Thorpe, starring Glenn Ford and Angie Dickinson. A town sheriff contends with his reputation as the “fastest gun in the West.” The..

8.The Fastest Gun Alive

Dir. by Russell Rouse (1956), starring Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain & Broderick Crawford

The Fastest Gun Alive is a 1956 western film starring Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain and Broderick Crawford..

7.The Desperadoes

Dir. by Charles Vidor (1943), starring Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan & Claire Trevor

The Desperadoes is a 1943 Western film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor and Glenn Ford. Based on a story by Max Brand, the film is about a wanted outlaw who…


The Americano

Dir. by William Castle (1955), starring Cesar Romero, Glenn Ford & Frank Lovejoy

The Americano is a film directed by William Castle released on June 3, 1955..


Dir. by George Marshall (1941), starring William Holden, Glenn Ford & Edgar Buchanan

Texas is a 1941 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford and William Holden…


Dir. by Delmer Daves (1956), starring Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine & Glenn Ford

Jubal is a 1956 western film written by Russell S. Hughes and Delmer Daves and directed by Delmer Daves. “Delmer Daves’s intense, good looking Western based on Othello, in which Glenn Ford confronts.

Heaven with a Gun

Dir. by Lee H. Katzin (1969), starring Barbara Hershey, Glenn Ford & Carolyn Jones

Heaven with a Gun is a 1969 American western film starring Glenn Ford..

A Time for Killing

Dir. by Phil Karlson and Roger Corman (1967), starring Harrison Ford, Glenn Ford & Inger Stevens

A Time for Killing is a 1967 film directed by Phil Karlson and Roger Corman.

3:10 to Yuma

Dir. by Delmer Daves (1957), starring Glenn Ford, Van Heflin & Richard Jaeckel

3:10 to Yuma is a 1957 American western film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and directed by Delmer Daves. The film was based on a 1953 short story by Elmore Leonard. In 2012, the film was.
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