Glenn Ford : A Life

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-12
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
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Glenn Ford-star of such now-classic films asGilda,Blackboard Jungle,The Big Heat,3:10 to Yuma, andThe 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 Lifechronicles 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 Fordrs"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 Fordrs"s son Peter Ford offers an intimate view of a starrs"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friends, and professional associates, and snippets from the Ford family collection of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and rare candid photos.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 Fordrs"s relentless infidelities and long, slow fade-out, but also it embraces his talent-driven career. The result is an authentic Hollywood story that isnrs"t afraid to reveal the truth.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
÷California, Here I come÷p. 3
÷Somewhere over the Rainbow÷p. 4
÷Love and Marriage÷p. 43
÷Amado Mio÷p. 60
÷Trouble in Paradise÷p. 92
÷ItĂs Only Make Believe÷p. 108
÷Fire and Rain÷p. 127
÷Rock Around the Clock÷p. 147
÷Glory Days÷p. 164
÷SinginĂ the Blues÷p. 178
÷CatĂs in the Cradle÷p. 200
÷Auld Lang Syne÷p. 217
p. 234
÷Devil or Angel÷p. 252
÷LyinĂ Eyes÷p. 283
Yesterday÷p. 301
Acknowledgmentsp. 311
Filmographyp. 313
bibliographyp. 323
Indexp. 331
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