Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford

Gender

Male

Known Credits

7

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford

Date of Birth: May 01, 1916

Birthplace:  Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

 

 

Biography

Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-dAuvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school, followed by acting in West Coast, a traveling theater company. Ford was discovered in 1939 by Tom Moore, a talent scout for 20th Century Fox. He subsequently signed a contract with Columbia Pictures the same year.

Known For

Filmography

Superman

Superman

as Pa Kent

1978

Heaven with a Gun

Heaven with a Gun

as Jim Killan

1969

This Is Your Life (US)

This Is Your Life (US)

as  Himself

1952

The Doctor and the Girl

The Doctor and the Girl

as Dr. Michael Corday

1949

The Loves of Carmen

The Loves of Carmen

as Don José

1948

The Man from Colorado

The Man from Colorado

as Col. Owen Devereaux

1948

Go West, Young Lady

Go West, Young Lady

as Tex Miller

1941