Glenn Ford: A Life by Peter Ford

Glenn Ford: A Life

byPeter FordForeword byPatrick Mcgilligan

Paperback | May 12, 2011

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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 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friends, and professional associates, and snippets from the Ford family collection of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and rare candid photos.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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About The Author

Peter Ford appeared in eight films with his father, Glenn Ford, as well as many other movies, television shows, and stage productions. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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Title:Glenn Ford: A LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:May 12, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029928154X

ISBN - 13:9780299281540

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Patrick McGilligan

1. Gwyllyn Goes to Hollywood        

2. Seeds of Stardom        

3. Love, Marriage, and War        

4. "Amado Mio"

5. "Trouble in Paradise"        

6. "It's Only Make-Believe"        

7. "Fire and Rain"        

8. "Rock Around the Clock"        

9. "Glory Days"        

10. "Singin' the Blues"        

11. "Cat's in the Cradle"        

12. "Auld Lang Syne"        

13. "Hard to Say"        

14. "Devil or Angel"        

15. "Lyin' Eyes"        

Epilogue: "Yesterday"        


Glenn Ford Filmography        



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“Glenn Ford was a perfect gentleman, educated and kind. When called upon to perform, he was a hell of an actor.”—Mickey Rooney