Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford. He graduated from Santa Monica High School and began working in small theater groups. He took odd jobs, including working for Will Rogers, who taught him horsemanship. His first major role was in 1939,”Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence”. He was married to Eleanor Powell, famous actress/dancer. During World War II, Glenn served in the Naval Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander.
The most memorable role of Ford’s career was in 1946, starring alongside Rita Hayworth in “Gilda”. In the movie,”Blackboard Jungle” 1955, he played an idealistic teacher of an urban high school that included Sidney Poitier.
Spielberg is considered as one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular and influential directors and producers in film history. In a career spanning more than four decades, Spielberg’s films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg’s early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust (in Schindler’s list), the transatlantic slave trade (in Amstad), war (in Empire of the Sun, Saving Private Ryan, and War Horse), and terrorism (in Munich). He is one of the co-founders of Dream Works Studios.
|If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
Hall of Fame website: www.stuntmen.org
John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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