August 30, 2006

Glenn Ford, longtime film actor, dies at 90. (AP, 8/30/06)

Actor Glenn Ford, who played strong, thoughtful protagonists in films such as "The Blackboard Jungle," "Gilda" and "The Big Heat," died Wednesday, police said. He was 90.

I'm ashamed to admit I thought he was long dead, but glad to see they list The Big Heat in the first paragraph, a great film.


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 30, 2006 11:44 PM
Comments

R.I.P.

I don't think he ever made a bad movie. I particularly liked the Brotherhood of the Bell.

Posted by: Tom Wall at August 31, 2006 12:22 AM

He added class as Pa Kent in the first Superman movie too. Since I was a kid at the time, it was the first time I saw him.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at August 31, 2006 1:02 PM

Not a Glenn Ford fan at all, and hated Blackboard Jungle, but really enjoyed The Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse. The wonderful Jeremiad by the Argentine patriarch at the beginning of the film really sets the tone.

Thanks for the Big Heat tip. Now on hold at the local library.

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at August 31, 2006 1:11 PM

"Cowboy" was a great movie. Also "Pocket Full of Miracles" Good and great career. Various. RIP.

Posted by: jdkelly at August 31, 2006 8:37 PM
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