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Born May 1, 1916, in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Gwyllyn "Glenn" Samuel Newton Ford moved to California as a child and became a U.S. citizen in 1939, coinciding with his first major movie role in the Western Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence.

Following Ford's military service in World War II, his film career took off with a plum assignment opposite pinup girl Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946), a role that led to more pairings with the auburn-haired starlet and other Hollywood beauties.

After receiving several nominations, Ford finally won a Golden Globe for his performance in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles (1961) and went on to star alongside a young Ron Howard in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) and as the Man of Steel's mortal father in Superman: The Movie (1978). He turned in several small-screen performances in the 1980s and '90s and died in 2006 at the age of 90.

Glenn Ford in 3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

1957 NR

When the town marshal offers a bounty for outlaw Ben Wade (Glenn Ford), Dan Evans (Van Heflin), a poor rancher hit hard by a crippling drought, takes the job. His wife pleads with him to save his own life by letting Wade go free, but for Evans, it's a matter of principle as well as money. He takes Wade and begins the dangerous trek to the station.

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