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Actor Glenn Ford, Aug. 30

Actor Glenn Ford, Aug. 30 Actor Glenn Ford, who played strong, thoughtful protagonists in films such as The Blackboard Jungle, Gilda and The Big Heat, died on Aug. 30. He was 90. Ford was featured in 85 films from 1939 to 1991, frequently starring as handsome-but-tough characters. The roles ranged comedy to romance. Shirley Jones, who co-starred with him in the comedy The Courtship of Eddie's Father, called Ford "one of the cornerstones of our industry, and there aren't many left." An avid horseman and former polo player, more than half of ord's films were Westerns - 3:10 to Yuma, Cowboy, The Rounders, Texas, The Fastest Gun Alive and the remake of Cimarron were amond them. Other famous credits include Superman, The Sheepman, The Gazebo, Pocketful of Miracles and Don't Go Near the Water. "Acting," he once said, "is just being truthful." AP/ Cynthia Hayward
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