Glenn Ford (Movie Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Glenn Ford

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton “Glenn” Ford 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 and The Big Heat, both films noirs, and the high school angst film Blackboard Jungle. 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. He also played a supporting role as Clark Kent’s adoptive father in Superman.

Born: Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford, May 1, 1916, Sainte-Christine-d’Auvergne, Quebec, Canada
Died: August 30, 2006, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place: Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1939–1991
Children: Peter Ford
Youtube: Glenn Ford’s Youtube channel
IMDb: Glenn Ford’s IMDb

About Glenn Ford

He starred in Westerns and drama films such as the 1946 film, Gilda. He won the 1962 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his work in Pocketful of Miracles.

Before Fame

He worked as a roofer and window installer during the beginning of his acting career.


Columbia Pictures gave him his first major film role in the film, Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence.

Family Life

He is the great-grandnephew of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Canadian Prime Minister. He was married to Jeanne Baus from 1993 to 1994.


Christopher Reeve played his onscreen son in Superman.

Information related to Glenn Ford

  • Burials at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica
  • Best Musical or Comedy Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Male actors from Santa Monica, California
  • Male actors from Quebec
  • United States Marine Corps reservists
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract players
  • Male Western (genre) film actors
  • 20th-century Canadian male actors
  • American Marine Corps personnel of World War II

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Latest information about Glenn Ford updated on August 29, 2020.

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