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Actor Glenn Ford Dies At 90  
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

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."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060831/ap_en_tv/obit_ford_4

Very sad.  frown 

One of the very last of the greatest generation of Hollywood.  tombstone 


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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Man, B757300, you beat me posting that by 1 minute!

He played everything from Superman's earthly father, to Admiral Raymond Spruance, and everything in between.

One of the last great of Hollywood's cornerstones.


User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3059 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

I just heard it driving home.
Great actor! Thanks,Glenn!
RIP  thumbsup 



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

He was a Marine in WW2. Semper Fi Mr. Ford. Further, during the Korean and Vietnam wars he was an avid participant in USO Shows and morale visits to the troops.

He also starred as Adm. Ray Spruance in one of my favorite movies: Midway.

Rest in Peace Mr. Ford  tombstone 



User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Another of the "Classic Male Leads" is gone.

Not too many left, along the lines of Ford, William Holden, Gable, McQueen, and the lot.



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User currently offlineTNNH From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Midway was a great movie.

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