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 4,690,094 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Glenn Ford is the 769th most popular actor (down from 699th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Canada (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular 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 769 out of 9,996Before him are Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Boyd, Oliver Reed, Lotte Lenya, Lambert Wilson, and Yuri Nikulin. After him are Lita Grey, Raj Kapoor, Sara Montiel, Jill Ireland, Barbara Bel Geddes, and David Duchovny.

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Among people born in 1916, Glenn Ford ranks 55Before him are Ephraim Katzir, Peter Finch, Saburō Sakai, Alberto Ginastera, Consuelo Velázquez, and Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal. After him are Richard Fleischer, Henri Dutilleux, Sterling Hayden, Lilian, Princess of Réthy, Léo Ferré, and Walt Whitman Rostow. Among people deceased in 2006, Glenn Ford ranks 54Before him are Raymond Davis Jr., Mariska Veres, Romano Mussolini, Shamil Basayev, Claude Jade, and Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. After him are Richard Kuklinski, Betty Friedan, Richard Fleischer, James Van Allen, Karel Appel, and Joachim Fest.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Glenn Ford ranks 58 out of 1,350Before him are Drake (1986), Ralph M. Steinman (1943), James Randi (1928), Donald O. Hebb (1904), William Vickrey (1914), and Pamela Anderson (1967). After him are Maud Lewis (1903), Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), John Candy (1950), Sidney Altman (1939), and Mike Myers (1963).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Glenn Ford ranks 14Before him are Mary Pickford (1892), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Geneviève Bujold (1942), and Pamela Anderson (1967). After him are Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), John Candy (1950), Mike Myers (1963), Rachel McAdams (1978), and Yvonne De Carlo (1922).

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