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Actor Glenn Ford Dies At 90

Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:02 pm

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."


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RE: Actor Glenn Ford Dies At 90

Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:06 pm

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.

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RE: Actor Glenn Ford Dies At 90

Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:38 pm

I just heard it driving home.
Great actor! Thanks,Glenn!
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RE: Actor Glenn Ford Dies At 90

Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:39 pm

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.

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RE: Actor Glenn Ford Dies At 90

Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:55 pm

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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RE: Actor Glenn Ford Dies At 90

Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:10 pm

Midway was a great movie.

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