How tall was Glenn Ford?
Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive, as Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada. The family had moved to Santa Monica, California at the age of eight. His acting career started with high school plays, followed by performing in West Coast, a touring theater company. Tom Moore, a talent-scout for 20th Century Fox, discovered Ford in 1939. He later signed a deal the same year with Columbia Pictures. Ford's contract with Columbia represented a significant departure from the effective business model in that space. Columbia's manager, Harry Cohn, had spent decades seeing other studios and their contract actors, most prominently Warner Brothers, and had built his poverty-row studio around their loan-outs.
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