Glenn Ford (1916 - )
- born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford on May 1, 1916, near Portneuf, Quebec
- entered films in 1939 after experience on Broadway and first made his name in Gilda (1946), opposite Rita Hayworth
- excelled at playing well-meaning, ordinary men confronted by unusual or threatening situations, as in Young Man With Ideas (1952), The Big Heat (1953) and The Blackboard Jungle (1955)
- married to actress-dancer Eleanor Powell from 1943 to 1959
- Quote: If they tried to rush me, I'd always say I've only got one other speed, and it's slower.
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