By Peter Ford
Glenn Ford: A Life chronicles the risky lifestyles, relationships, and profession of the well known actor, starting together with his circulate from Canada to California and his preliminary discovery of theater. It follows Ford’s profession in various media—from movie to tv to radio—and indicates how Ford shifted without problems among genres, taking part in significant roles in dramas, noir, westerns, and romances.
This biography via Glenn Ford’s son, Peter Ford, bargains an intimate view of a star’s inner most and public lifestyles. integrated are unique interviews with family members, pals, affiliates, and snippets from the Ford kin number of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and infrequent candid photographs. This biography tells a cautionary story of Glenn Ford’s relentless infidelities and lengthy, sluggish fade-out, however it additionally embraces his talent-driven profession. the result's an actual Hollywood tale that isn’t afraid to bare the truth.
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My father said, clearing his throat. "Uh ... " "Yes, that's right," said Cortez. T he director backed up and raised his voice to address the entire cast and crew. "I want you all to know," he began, "they have stuck me with this guy in the lead. I didn't want him. I 25 wanted a real actor for this thing and not some unknown amateur. " My father stood there, almost sick with anger and humiliation. Before he could speak, Cortez clapped his hands and barked some orders, and everyone went to work.
Homer Curran found Dad a second professional stage job, though from an acting perspective it was no more promising than the first. " and "Lombardo's stiff " Following three weeks of rehearsal in Los Angeles, the production headed to Santa 19 Barbara for two "tryout" performances at the Lobero Theatre. The first show was scheduled for April Fools' Day. "Actors are a very superstitious breed," said my father, remembering that night. "So there was already a feeling of uneasiness among some in the cast.
Hannah had completed the process earlier in the year, and Newton's formal citizenship was imminent. "The citizenship was essential to me," Dad told me, "not only because of my love for this country but for practical reasons as well. A few years earlier I had lost a job with a government-sponsored radio station because I wasn't a citizen, and with the war in Europe escalating, citizenship seemed more important t han ever. " Dad's second Columbia production began filming just days after the first one "starring Glenn Ford" ended.