Glenn Ford

1916 - 2006

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Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American actor who often portrayed ordinary men in unusual circumstances. Ford was most prominent during Hollywood's Golden Age as one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, who had a career that lasted more than 50 years. Although he played in many genres of movies, some of his most significant roles were in the film noirs Gilda (1946) and The Big Heat (1953), and the high school angst film Blackboard Jungle (1955). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn Ford has received more than 4,245,604 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Glenn Ford is the 699th most popular actor (down from 669th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Canada (up from 53rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Canadian Actor.

Glenn Ford is most famous for his roles in the movies Blackboard Jungle, The Big Heat, and The Blackboard Jungle.

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Among actors, Glenn Ford ranks 699 out of 10,030Before him are Michel Galabru, Charles Boyer, Lucy Liu, Michael Nyqvist, Jane Russell, and Bernard Hill. After him are Ben Stiller, Orlando Bloom, Alan Alda, Wesley Snipes, Candice Bergen, and Tony Lip.

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Among people born in 1916, Glenn Ford ranks 50Before him are Ephraim Katzir, Masaki Kobayashi, Robert F. Furchgott, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Michael Gough, and Abdul Rahman Arif. After him are Saburō Sakai, Maria Altmann, Dino Risi, Ray Conniff, Stjepan Filipović, and Alberto Ginastera. Among people deceased in 2006, Glenn Ford ranks 48Before him are Alexander Litvinenko, Shelley Winters, Ta Mok, Shohei Imamura, Romano Mussolini, and Karel Appel. After him are Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Aaron Spelling, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Raymond Davis Jr., Floyd Patterson, and Lillian Asplund.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Glenn Ford ranks 52 out of 1,130Before him are Bertram Brockhouse (1918), James Randi (1928), Charles Taylor (1931), Donald O. Hebb (1904), Joni Mitchell (1943), and Ryan Reynolds (1976). After him are Conrad Bain (1923), Elizabeth Arden (1878), Drake (1986), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Sidney Altman (1939), and Arthur B. McDonald (1943).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Glenn Ford ranks 12Before him are William Shatner (1931), Mary Pickford (1892), Pamela Anderson (1967), Lois Maxwell (1927), Dan Aykroyd (1952), and Ryan Reynolds (1976). After him are Conrad Bain (1923), Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), Mike Myers (1963), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), and Geneviève Bujold (1942).

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