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Hollywood Film Star Glenn Ford Dies at 90


One of the last stars of Hollywood's golden era, actor Glenn Ford, has died.

Ford's film career started in 1937 but his first memorable starring appearance was in 1946 in the film noir classic "Gilda," with Rita Hayworth.

He made his reputation in "tough guy" roles in such films as "The Big Heat," but went on to play an inner-city teacher in "The Blackboard Jungle" and a family man in "The Courtship of Eddie's Father."

Ford had the lead role in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" and other comedies, and in a succession of westerns. He also starred in several television series in the latter part of his career.

The Canadian-born Ford retired in 1991. His last public appearance was supposed to be at a gala to celebrate his 90th birthday this year on May 1, but he was too ill to attend.

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