Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Date of Birth: May 01, 1916
Birthplace: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Portneuf, Québec, Canada
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.