Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

A Life

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This biography documents the life and the occasionally scandalous private life of Glenn Ford, chronicling a renowned actor’s relentless infidelities and long, slow fade-out, while also celebrating his talent-driven career.


Glenn Ford—star of such now-classic films as Gilda, Blackboard Jungle,The Big Heat, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Rounders—had rugged good looks, a long and successful career, and a glamorous Hollywood life. Yet the man who could be accessible and charming on screen retreated to a deeply private world he created behind closed doors.
Glenn Ford: A Life chronicles the volatile life, relationships, and career of the renowned actor, beginning with his move from Canada to California and his initial discovery of theater. It follows Ford’s career in diverse media—from film to television to radio—and shows how Ford shifted effortlessly between genres, playing major roles in dramas, noir, westerns, and romances.
This biography by Glenn Ford’s son, Peter Ford, offers an intimate view of a star’s private and public life. Included are exclusive interviews with family, friends, and professional associates, and snippets from the Ford family collection of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and rare candid photos. This biography tells a cautionary tale of Glenn Ford’s relentless infidelities and long, slow fade-out, but it also embraces his talent-driven career. The result is an authentic Hollywood story that isn’t afraid to reveal the truth.


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Glenn Ford--star of such now-classic films as Gilda, Blackboard Jungle, The Big Heat, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Rounders--had rugged good looks, a long and successful career, and a glamorous Hollywood life. Yet the man who could be accessible and charming onscreen retreated to a deeply private world he created behind closed doors. This biography by Glenn Ford's son, Peter, chronicles the volatile life, relationships, and career of the renowned actor. It follows Ford's career from theatre to film to television to radio--and shows how he shifted effortlessly between genres, playing major roles in dramas, noir, westerns, and romances. It also tells of his relentless infidelities and long, slow fade-out. Included are exclusive interviews with family, friends, and professional associates, and snippets from the Ford family collection of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and rare candid photos. The result is an authentic Hollywood story that isn't afraid to reveal the truth.--From publisher description.

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780299281533
0299281531
9780299281540
029928154X
Characteristics: x, 345 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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