Actor Glenn Ford dies at 90

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    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 "Superman," "Gilda," "The Sheepman," "The Gazebo," "Pocketful of Miracles" and "Don't Go Near the Water."
  2. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Sorry to hear that.... Glenn Ford was a great actor....
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    He was a fantastic actor. I assumed he had already passed. He leaves behind a great body of work.
  4. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I agree , and also thought he was already gone .

    The only good thing "I know this sounds horrible to say" to come of this is perhaps AMC will do a week of his movies as a dedication and we will get to see many we haven't in years .
  5. TexasDoc

    TexasDoc Monkey+++ Founding Member

    He will be missed and I enjoyed his movies when he played the Sheriff or the go to guy.

  6. stimpy117

    stimpy117 Monkey+++

    Yeah, "Broke Back Ford" Ah well he was a good guy reguardless.
    RIP sir and thank-you.
  7. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm surprised that I hadn't heard of his passing before nowfoosed

    I guess I was busy with more personal family issues to notice.

    RIP Glenn Ford

    You were a fine actor and a joy to watch on the screen.
  8. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanks for the memories Mr. Ford. R.I.P. Sir.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  9. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sail On, Mr Ford....Thanks for the Memories...
  10. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    RIP Mr. Ford.

    I can't think of anybody currently in Hollywood that could pack his lunch :D
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