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Subject: Actor and WWII Marine Glenn Ford dies at 90
longrifle    8/31/2006 12:58:59 PM
He could do heroes, he could do heavies, and he could even do comedy. If you haven't seen "The Rounders," you're missing a good laugh. http://www.topix.net/content/ap/1012148352085364829310135005292516930130 With sincerity and respect: PRESENT ARMS!
 
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timon_phocas       8/31/2006 1:09:58 PM
Semper Fi, Devil Dog! Thank you for your service.
 
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S-2    Torpedo Run   8/31/2006 5:22:11 PM

Ernest Borgnine is his exec as Ford commands a sub against the Japanese.  Great movie.  Big vote on "The Rounders".  Fonda and Ford made fine cowboys.  You could see the military service in a lot of those guys, looking back, whether it was Ted Williams, Ford, Jimmy Stewart, or even Eddie Albert.  Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda always made fine officers on film.  No nonsense, straight-up guys who were so believable.

Ford had a dark side, it seems.  I believe that he had a serious bout with the bottle.  I always found his role in the made-for-T.V. movie "The Sacketts", with Tom Selleck, as interesting and speculated whether it portrayed an autobiographical aspect to Ford's life.

He was an interesting old-school actor.  Yet another icon...

 
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