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Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford

Gender

Male

Known Credits

20

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

Border Shootout

Border Shootout

as Sheriff Danaher

1989

Superman

Superman

as Pa Kent

1978

Midway

Midway

as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance

1976

Heaven with a Gun

Heaven with a Gun

as Jim Killan

1969

Smith!

Smith!

as Smith

1969

Day of the Evil Gun

Day of the Evil Gun

as Lorn Warfield

1968

The Last Challenge

The Last Challenge

as Marshal Dan Blaine

1967

Advance To The Rear

Advance To The Rear

as Capt. Jared Heath

1964

The Americano

The Americano

as Sam Dent

1955

This Is Your Life (US)

This Is Your Life (US)

as  Himself

1952

Follow the Sun

Follow the Sun

as Ben Hogan

1951

The Flying Missile

The Flying Missile

as William A. Talbot

1950

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

The Mating of Millie

The Mating of Millie

as Doug Andrews

1948

Gallant Journey

Gallant Journey

as John J. Montgomery

1946

Go West, Young Lady

Go West, Young Lady

as Tex Miller

1941

Men Without Souls

Men Without Souls

as Johnny Adams

1940

Convicted Woman

Convicted Woman

as Jim Brent (Reporter)

1940