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Old 08-30-2006, 09:48 PM  
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Actor Glenn Ford dead at 90

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060831/ap_en_mo/obit_ford

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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 "," "Gilda," "The Sheepman," "The Gazebo," "Pocketful of Miracles" and "Don't Go Near the Water."
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:54 PM   #3
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Could you please enlighten us young'ns about Mr. Ford?

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Old 08-30-2006, 10:10 PM   #4
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:12 PM   #5
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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/
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:20 PM   #6
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Didn't he play a sheriff in Cades County or something like that in the 70's?
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:25 PM   #7
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Heh! I remember that show as a little kid. He was in a lot of stuff indeed Mike, good link.

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Old 08-30-2006, 10:51 PM   #8
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Actor Glenn Ford, eaten by wolves at the senseless age of 90.
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:56 PM   #9
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:51 AM   #13
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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....
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:53 AM   #14
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Loved him in On Golden Pond.

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