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Deberg_1990
08-30-2006, 09:48 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060831/ap_en_mo/obit_ford

Another one bites the dust.....so long Pa Kent...



BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Actor Glenn Ford, who played strong, thoughtful protagonists in films such as "The Blackboard Jungle," "Gilda" and "The Big Heat," died Wednesday, police said. He was 90.

Paramedics called to Ford's home just before 4 p.m. found Ford dead, police Sgt. Terry Nutall said, reading a prepared statement. "They do not suspect foul play," he said.

Ford suffered a series of strokes in the 1990s.

Failing health forced him to skip a 90th birthday tribute on May 1 at Hollywood's historic Grauman's Egyptian Theatre. But he did send greetings via videotape, adding, "I wish I were up and around, but I'm doing the best that I can.... There's so much I have to be grateful for."

At the event, Shirley Jones, who co-starred with him in the comedy "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," called Ford "one of the cornerstones of our industry, and there aren't many left."

Ford appeared in scores of films during his 53-year Hollywood career. The Film Encyclopedia, a reference book, lists 85 films from 1939 to 1991.

He was cast usually as the handsome tough, but his acting talents ranged from romance to comedy. His more famous credits include "Superman," "Gilda," "The Sheepman," "The Gazebo," "Pocketful of Miracles" and "Don't Go Near the Water."

Phobia
08-30-2006, 09:50 PM
Never heard of him.

OnTheWarpath58
08-30-2006, 09:54 PM
SKIP??

SKIP??

Could you please enlighten us young'ns about Mr. Ford?

Thanks in advance.....

BigChiefFan
08-30-2006, 10:10 PM
Never heard of him.
1978 Superman movie he was Clark Kent's dad.

PastorMikH
08-30-2006, 10:12 PM
Sad. I liked a number of his movies, especially the westerns.


Here's a list of the Movies he's been in:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001229/

Bwana
08-30-2006, 10:20 PM
Didn't he play a sheriff in Cades County or something like that in the 70's?

Bwana
08-30-2006, 10:25 PM
Heh! I remember that show as a little kid. He was in a lot of stuff indeed Mike, good link.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001229/

Ultra Peanut
08-30-2006, 10:51 PM
Actor Glenn Ford, eaten by wolves at the senseless age of 90.

Halfcan
08-30-2006, 11:56 PM
Actor Glenn Ford, eaten by wolves at the senseless age of 90.

Tough way to go indeed. RIP

greg63
08-31-2006, 12:07 AM
RIP

chief2000
08-31-2006, 12:54 AM
http://www.classichollywoodbios.com/Images/Glenn%20Ford%20Images/Glenn%20Ford%20Portrait.jpg

Halfcan
08-31-2006, 02:09 AM
Looks like the Beavers Dad.

oldandslow
08-31-2006, 06:51 AM
Pastor:

You and I think alike here...Glenn Ford was one of my favorite "western" actors - right up there with Sam Elliot, the Duke, and Jimmy Stewart.

I liked him in Sheepmen, Texas, & The Sacketts especially.

Geez, I am getting old....

jspchief
08-31-2006, 06:53 AM
Loved him in On Golden Pond.

That scene where he cracks his melon open in the boat crash... pure drama.

Brock
08-31-2006, 06:55 AM
He was awesome as Rhett Butler.

Robo-Chachi
08-31-2006, 07:41 AM
Don't forget The Right Stuff.

Frankie
08-31-2006, 08:21 AM
One of the last of the cool. One my all time favorite actors.

RIP GF! thanks for everything.

Frankie
08-31-2006, 08:24 AM
Pastor:

You and I think alike here...Glenn Ford was one of my favorite "western" actors - right up there with Sam Elliot, the Duke, and Jimmy Stewart.

I liked him in Sheepmen, Texas, & The Sacketts especially.

Geez, I am getting old....

Sheepman was one of the most fun westerns ever. I've been waiting for years for it to come out on DVD.