GLENN FORD - EPHEMERA UNSIGNED 1949 - HFSID 308268
GLENN FORD Distinguished Service award presented to Ford by the American Cancer Society, recognizing his fight against the dread disease, with provenance from his only child, Peter Ford Ephemera, unsigned. 5½x4½
Sale Price $467.50
Distinguished Service award presented to Ford by the American Cancer Society, recognizing his fight against the dread disease, with provenance from his only child, Peter Ford
Ephemera, unsigned. 5½x4½ metallic plaque on 9¼x6¼ wooden base, imprinted as follows: "1949 Award/for/Distinguished Service/The American Cancer Society Inc./hereby commends/Mr. Glenn Ford/who through continuing assistance/and cooperation made an outstanding/contribution in the fight to conquer/Cancer". Accompanied by a copy of a Letter of Provenance from his son, Peter Ford, bearing facsimile signature and an appealing image of young Peter with his father dressed for a Western shoot. After making his screen debut in 20th Century-Fox's Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence (1939), Glenn Ford (1916-2006) played diverse roles, including dark characters (The Blackboard Jungle and Ransom, both released in 1955), romantic leading men (Teahouse of the August Moon, 1956; The Gazebo, 1959) and rugged western heroes (The Desperados, 1943; The Sheepman, 1958; Cimarron, 1960). In 1958, Ford was voted the number one male box-office attraction, and remained popular long after the studio system that "created" him had collapsed. Later in his career, he appeared on television as well as appearing in feature films, including Superman: The Movie (1978). Ford served in the US Marine Corps during World War II, and also spent two tours of duty with the Third Marine Amphibious Force in Vietnam. He is the only actor to have served with both the US Special Forces and the French Foreign Legion. Peter Ford (b. 1945) was Glenn Ford's only child, the son of his first wife (1943-1959), dancer and actress Eleanor Powell. Fine condition.
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