|Birthname||Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford|
|born on||1 May 1916 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Québec, Quebec (CAN), 46n49, 71w14|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°58' 04°53 Asc. 25°10'|
Canadian-American actor, with starring roles in over 200 movies by 1987, more than any other actor. He had a long string of westerns as well as "The Adventures of Martin Eden," 1942, "Blackboard Jungle," 1955 and "The Rounders," 1965. During the '70s he starred in a TV series, "Cade's Country." His stage name came from his father's hometown of Glenford, Alberta.
His first acting part was at age five after his family moved to Santa Monica, California, appearing in "Tom Thumbs' Wedding." He pursued acting from the time he was 14, working in five different theater groups at one time. "I did everything, I was a carpenter, sold programs, stage managed, painted scenery and acted. So when my opportunity came at Columbia, I was ready. By then I had appeared in 55 plays."
Ford signed a contract with Columbia in 1939 and appeared in a string on B movies. On 13 December 1942, he enlisted in the Marines and served in the South Pacific until 1945. His performance in "A Stolen Life" with Bette Davis in 1946 earned such critical acclaim that one year later he was cast opposite Rita Hayworth in "Gilda," a smash hit. "It was the start of everything."
Success followed with a steady stream of film roles in comedy, drama and, Ford's favorite genre, Westerns. Trained in horsemanship at 15 by humorist Will Rogers, Ford adapted to life in the saddle effortlessly. "I was once involved in cattle raising so when I do Westerns, it's like doing my own life. To be paid to do a Western -to ride a horse- I think is unbelievable."
Ford joined the Navy reserve in 1950 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was called to active duty in Vietnam in 1968 as a lieutenant colonel. Serving as a briefing officer on new weapons on two 60-day tours, he was close to the firing line at five different battle sites. Refusing to take credit on his military service, insisting that countless others gave so much more, he turns his gratitude to his acting career. "I'm forever grateful that I'm able to make a living at something I enjoy so much."
Ford's first marriage, to dancer Eleanor Powell, ended in divorce in 1959. A second marriage in 1965 to actress Kathryn Hays had a similar conclusion. In 1977 his third marriage of seven years to model Cynthia Hayward ended in divorce after reports of alcohol abuse. He had one son with Powell and now has grandchildren. He accumulated a total of four marriages and a string of romances with much younger women. On 5 March 1993 at his home in Beverly Hills, he married his fourth wife, his nurse Jeanne Baus, in her early 30s. His best man was his only son, Peter, 42. The marriage lasted about two months.
According to his son Peter’s book, "Glenn Ford: A Life" (2011), Ford had affairs with 146 actresses, all of which were documented in his personal diaries, including a 40 year on-and off-again affair with Rita Hayworth, that began during the filming of “Gilda” in 1946.
Glenn Ford maintained excellent health and fitness with swimming, a high protein diet, and no tobacco or alcohol. He died at age 90 on 29 August 2006 at his Los Angeles home.
- associate relationship with Griffith, James (born 13 February 1916). Notes: High School classmates
- associate relationship with Singleton, Penny (born 15 September 1908). Notes: Co-stars in "Go West, Beautiful Lady"
- friend relationship with Reagan, Ronald (born 6 February 1911)
- lover relationship with Bardot, Brigitte (born 28 September 1934)
- lover relationship with Crawford, Joan (born 23 March 1906). Notes: Had a fling in the early 1940s
- lover relationship with Dickinson, Angie (born 30 September 1931)
- lover relationship with Fleming, Rhonda (born 10 August 1923)
- lover relationship with Gabor, Eva (born 11 February 1919)
- lover relationship with Garland, Judy (born 10 June 1922)
- lover relationship with Grahame, Gloria (born 28 November 1923)
- lover relationship with Hayworth, Rita (born 17 October 1918). Notes: Also co-stars in film noir classic "Gilda," 1946
- lover relationship with Lange, Hope (born 28 November 1933). Notes: Long term r'ship, early 1960s
- lover relationship with Monroe, Marilyn (born 1 June 1926). Notes: One night stand, 1962
- lover relationship with Moore, Terry (born 7 January 1929)
- lover relationship with Pleshette, Suzanne (born 31 January 1937)
- lover relationship with Renay, Liz (born 14 April 1926)
- lover relationship with Reynolds, Debbie (born 1 April 1932)
- lover relationship with Schell, Maria (born 5 January 1926)
- lover relationship with St. John, Jill (born 19 August 1940)
- lover relationship with Stanwyck, Barbara (born 16 July 1907)
- lover relationship with Young, Loretta (born 6 January 1913)
- parent->child relationship with Ford, Peter (born 5 February 1945)
- other kin relationship with MacDonald, John A. (born 10 January 1815). Notes: Great-uncle/ nephew
- (has as) teacher relationship with Rogers, Will (born 4 November 1879). Notes: Horsemanship
Angela Gallo quotes him for 12 Noon.
Sy Scholfield notes that his son Peter Ford states in his 2011 biography, Glenn Ford: A Life, that Glenn was born at the Jeffrey Hale Hospital in Quebec City, Canada.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Gastrointestinal (Duodenal ulcers)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Circulatory problems (Blood clots in his legs)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Fifth marriage lasted 56 days)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Liked much younger women)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Dancing star Eleanor Powell)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Four)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
- Lifestyle : Work : Loves job
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Swimming)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Canada to USA)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
- Personal : Misc. : Changed name
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (220 films by 1987)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at five, steady work by 14)
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
- Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over (Narrator)
- Vocation : Military : Honors
- Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)