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Glenn Ford best known for his western movies was perfect for the role of Jonathan Kent. Who can forget the "You are here for a reason" football speech he gives Clark Kent.  A similar lecture is given Clark Kent in the new show Smallville, but this time Clark did join the football team.

Glenn Ford Tribute Wallpaper
by  Ben Burgraff

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Glenn Ford was born May 1st 1916.
Died August 30 2006

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an acclaimed Canadian-American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. He was born to Welsh parents in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Portneuf, Québec and was a great-nephew of Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald.[1] Ford moved to Santa Monica, California with his family at the age of eight, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1939.

Ford is best known for his film roles playing either cowboys or ordinary men in unusual circumstances. His acting career began on stage, and his first major movie part was in the 1939 film Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence.

After being nominated in 1957 and 1958, in 1962 Glenn Ford won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor for his performance in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles. He was listed in Quigley's Annual List of Top Ten Boxoffice Champions in 1956, 1958 and 1959, topping the list at number one in 1958. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Glenn Ford has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Blvd. In 1978, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1992 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur medal for his actions in the Second World War.

Ford was scheduled to make his first public appearance in 15 years at a 90th birthday tribute gala in his honor hosted by the American Cinematheque at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on May 1, 2006, but at the last minute, he had to bow out. Anticipating that his health might prevent his attendance, Ford had worked the previous week with event organizer Martin Lewis to record a special filmed message for the audience -which was screened after a series of in-person tributes from friends including Martin Landau, Shirley Jones, Jamie Farr and Debbie Reynolds

Military service
In 1942, Ford's film career was interrupted when he volunteered for duty in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on 13 December as a photographic specialist at the rank of sergeant. He was assigned in March 1943 to active duty at the Marine Corps Base in San Diego. He was sent to Marine Corps Schools Detachment (Photographic Section) in Quantico, Virginia, that June, with orders as a motion-picture production technician. Sergeant Ford returned to the San Diego base in February 1944 and was assigned next to the radio section of the Public Relations Office, Headquarters Company, Base Headquarters Battalion. There he staged and broadcast the radio program Halls of Montezuma. Glenn Ford was honorably discharged from the Marines on 7 December 1944.

In 1958, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and was commissioned as a lieutenant commander with a 1655 designator (public affairs officer). During his annual training tours, he promoted the Navy through radio and television broadcast, personal appearances, and documentary films. He was promoted to commander in 1963 and captain in 1968.

Ford went to Vietnam in 1967 for a month's tour of duty as a location scout for combat scenes in a training film entitled Global Marine. He traveled with a combat camera crew from the demilitarized zone south to the Mekong Delta. For his service in Vietnam, the Navy awarded him a Navy Commendation Medal. His World War II decorations are as follows: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Medal. He retired from the Naval Reserve in the 1970s at the rank of captain.

Postwar career
Following military service, Ford's breakthrough role was in 1946, starring alongside Rita Hayworth in Gilda. He went on to be a leading man opposite her in a total of five films.

Ford's acting career flourished in the 1950s and '60s, and continued into the early 1990s, with an increasing number of television roles. His major roles in thrillers, dramas and action films include A Stolen Life, The Big Heat, Framed, Blackboard Jungle, Interrupted Melody, Experiment in Terror, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Ransom!, Superman and westerns such as The Fastest Gun Alive, 3:10 to Yuma and Cimarron. Ford's versatility also allowed him to star in a number of popular comedies, including Teahouse of the August Moon, Don't Go Near the Water, The Gazebo, Cry For Happy, and The Courtship of Eddie's Father.

Ford starred for one season in the television series Cade's County (1971-1972), in which he played Southwestern Sheriff Cade in a mix of western drama and police mystery. In The Family Holvak (1975-1976), Ford portrayed a depression era preacher in a family drama, reprising the same character he had played in the TV film "The Greatest Gift". Julie Harris co-starred as his wife.

In 1978, Ford had a supporting role in Superman, as Clark Kent's adopted father, Jonathan Kent, a role that introduced Ford to a new generation of film audiences. Ford's final scene in the film begins with a direct reference to Blackboard Jungle - the earlier film's theme song "Rock Around the Clock" is heard on a car radio.

For the first half of his life, Glenn Ford supported the US Democratic Party - in the 1950s he supported Adlai Stevenson for President - and in later years became a supporter of the Republican Party, campaigning for his friend Ronald Reagan in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections.

Ford's sole child, Peter Ford (born 1945), also became an actor as well as a singer and radio host. He is currently writing a biography of his father.


Final Verdict (1991) (TV) .... Rev. Rogers
Raw Nerve (1991) .... Captain Gavin
Border Shootout (1990) .... Sheriff John Danaher

Casablanca Express (1989) .... Major Gen. Williams
Law at Randado (1989) (TV) 
My Town (1986) (TV) .... Lucas Wheeler
Happy Birthday to Me (1981) .... Dr. David Faraday
Fukkatsu no hi (1980) .... President Richardson
... aka Day of Resurrection (USA) 
... aka The End (USA: video title) 
... aka Virus (USA) 

Day of the Assassin (1979) .... Christakis
The Gift (1979) (TV) .... Billy Devlin
Beggarman, Thief (1979) (TV) .... David Donnelly
The Sacketts (1979) (TV) .... Tom Sunday
... aka The Daybreakers (USA: cut version) 
The Visitor (1979) .... Det. Jake Durham
Superman (1978) .... Jonathan Kent
... aka Superman: The Movie 
Evening in Byzantium (1978) (TV) .... Jesse Craig
No Margin for Error (1978) (TV) 
"Police Story" 
- No Margin for Error (1978) TV Episode .... Hayes
The 3,000 Mile Chase (1977) (TV) .... Paul Dvorak/Leonard Staveck
"Once an Eagle" (1976) (mini) TV Series .... George Caldwell
Midway (1976) .... Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
... aka Battle of Midway (Philippines: English title) (UK) 
... aka The Battle of Midway (USA: video title) 
"The Family Holvak" (1975) TV Series .... Rev. Tom Holvak
Punch and Jody (1974) (TV) .... Peter 'Punch' Travers
The Greatest Gift (1974) (TV) .... Rev. Holvak
The Disappearance of Flight 412 (1974) (TV) .... Colonel Pete Moore
Santee (1973) .... Santee
Jarrett (1973) (TV) .... Sam Jarrett
"Cade's County" .... Sam Cade
- A Gun for Billy (1971) TV Episode .... Sam Cade
- Homecoming (1971) TV Episode .... Sam Cade
The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970) (TV) .... Prof. Andrew Patterson

Heaven with a Gun (1969) .... Jim Killian/Pastor Jim
Smith! (1969) .... Smith
Day of the Evil Gun (1968) .... Lorne Warfield
The Last Challenge (1967) .... Marshal Dan Blaine
... aka The Pistolero of Red River (UK) 
A Time for Killing (1967) .... Maj. Tom Wolcott
... aka The Long Ride Home (UK) 
Rage (1966) .... Doc Reuben
... aka Mal, El (Mexico) 
Paris brûle-t-il? (1966) .... Général Bradley/Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley
... aka Is Paris Burning? (USA) 
The Money Trap (1965) .... Joe Baron
The Rounders (1965) .... Ben Jones
Dear Heart (1964) .... Harry Mork
Fate Is the Hunter (1964) .... Sam C. McBane
Advance to the Rear (1964) .... Capt. Jared Heath
... aka Company of Cowards? (UK) 
Love Is a Ball (1963) .... John Lathrop Davis
... aka All This and Money Too (UK) 
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) .... Tom Corbett
"The Dick Powell Show" 
... aka The Dick Powell Theatre (USA: new title) 
- The Rage of Silence (1963) TV Episode .... Guest Host
Experiment in Terror (1962) .... John 'Rip' Ripley
... aka The Grip of Fear (UK) 
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) .... Julio Desnoyers
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) .... Dave 'the Dude' Conway
Cry for Happy (1961) .... CPO Andy Cyphers
Cimarron (1960) .... Yancey 'Cimarron' Cravat (editor, 'Oklahoma Wigwam')
... aka Edna Ferber's Cimarron (USA: complete title) 

The Gazebo (1959) .... Elliott Nash
It Started with a Kiss (1959) .... Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick
Torpedo Run (1958) .... Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle
Imitation General (1958) .... MSgt. Murphy Savage
The Sheepman (1958) .... Jason Sweet
... aka Stranger with a Gun (USA: new title) 
Cowboy (1958) .... Tom Reese
Don't Go Near the Water (1957) .... Lt. J.G. Max Siegel
3:10 to Yuma (1957) .... Ben Wade
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) .... Capt. Fisby
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) .... George Temple/George Kelby, Jr.
Jubal (1956) .... Jubal Troop
Ransom! (1956) .... David G. 'Dave' Stannard
... aka Fearful Decision (USA) 
Trial (1955) .... David Blake
Interrupted Melody (1955) .... Dr. Thomas 'Tom'King
Blackboard Jungle (1955) .... Richard Dadier
... aka The Blackboard Jungle (USA: review title) 
The Violent Men (1955) .... John Parrish
... aka Rough Company (UK) 
... aka The Bandits (USA) 
The Americano (1955) .... Sam Dent
Human Desire (1954) .... Jeff Warren
City Story (1954) .... Narrator
Appointment in Honduras (1953) .... Steve Corbett
... aka Jungle Fury (USA) 
The Big Heat (1953) .... Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Plunder of the Sun (1953) .... Al Colby
The Man from the Alamo (1953) .... John Stroud
Time Bomb (1953) .... Maj. Peter Lyncort
... aka Terror on a Train (USA) 
Affair in Trinidad (1952) .... Steve Emery
Young Man with Ideas (1952) .... Maxwell Webster
... aka Young Man in a Hurry (USA) 
The Green Glove (1952) .... Michael 'Mike' Blake
... aka Gantelet vert, Le (France) 
... aka The Gauntlet (USA) 
... aka The White Road (USA) 
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) .... Jim Canfield
Follow the Sun (1951) .... Ben Hogan
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) .... Gil Kyle
The Flying Missile (1950) .... Cmdr. William A. Talbot
... aka The Flying Fish (USA) 
Convicted (1950) .... Joe Hufford
The White Tower (1950) .... Martin Ordway

The Doctor and the Girl (1949) .... Dr. Michael Corday
Mr. Soft Touch (1949) .... Joe Miracle
... aka House of Settlement (UK) 
Lust for Gold (1949) .... Jacob 'Dutch' Walz
... aka For Those Who Dare (USA) 
The Undercover Man (1949) .... Frank Warren
... aka Chicago Story (USA) 
The Return of October (1948) .... Prof. Bentley Bassett Jr.
... aka A Date with Destiny (UK) 
The Loves of Carmen (1948) .... Don José
The Man from Colorado (1948) .... Col. Owen Devereaux
The Mating of Millie (1948) .... Doug Andrews
Framed (1947) .... Mike Lambert
... aka Paula (UK) 
Gallant Journey (1946) .... John J. Montgomery
A Stolen Life (1946) .... Bill Emerson
Gilda (1946) .... Johnny Farrell/Narrator
Destroyer (1943) .... Mickey Donohue
The Desperadoes (1943) .... Cheyenne Rogers
Flight Lieutenant (1942) .... Danny Doyle
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942) .... Martin Eden
... aka High Seas (USA: reissue title) 
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 6 (1942) .... Glenn Ford
Go West, Young Lady (1941) .... Sheriff Tex Miller
Texas (1941) .... Tod Ramsey
So Ends Our Night (1941) .... Ludwig Kern
Blondie Plays Cupid (1940) .... Charlie
The Lady in Question (1940) .... Pierre Morestan
Babies for Sale (1940) .... Steve Burton aka Oscar Hanson
Men Without Souls (1940) .... Johnny Adams
Convicted Woman (1940) .... Jim Brent (reporter)

My Son Is Guilty (1939) .... Barney
... aka Crime's End (UK) 
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939) .... Joe
Night in Manhattan (1937) (as Gwyllyn Ford) .... Emcee