Harrison Ford (silent film actor)
March 16, 1884|
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||December 2, 1957
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Years active||1904 – 1932|
(1909 – 1957; his death)
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Ford began his acting career on the stage. He made his Broadway debut in 1904 in Richard Harding Davis's Ranson's Folly. He went on to appear in productions of William C. deMille's Strongheart; Glorious Betsy by Rida Johnson Young (the production lasted only 24 performances but the play was later adapted for an Oscar-nominated film of the same name); Bayard Veiller's The Fight (which quickly closed); Edgar Wallace's The Switchboard; Edward Locke's The Bubble; and Edgar Selwyn's Rolling Stones.
Ford turned to film beginning in 1915 and moved to Hollywood. He became a leading man opposite early stars such as Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Marie Prevost, Marion Davies, Marguerite De La Motte and Clara Bow. Ford's film career ended with the advent of talkies. His final film, and only talkie, Love in High Gear, was released in 1932. He returned to acting in the theatre, and also directed productions at the Little Theater of the Verdugos in Glendale, California. During World War II, he toured with the United Service Organizations (USO).
In the early 1950s, he was struck by a car while out walking. He never recovered from the severe injuries received and spent the rest of his life at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. Ford died there on December 2, 1957 at the age of 73. He was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale.
Ford has no known relation to the current film actor of the same name.
|1915||Excuse Me||Lt. Harry Mallory|
|1916||Anton the Terrible||David Burkin||Alternative title: The Austrian Spy|
|1917||The Crystal Gazer||Dick Alden|
|1917||Molly Entangled||Barney Malone|
|1918||Good Night, Paul||Paul Boudeaux|
|1918||A Lady's Name||Noel Corcoran|
|1919||You Never Saw Such a Girl||Eric Burgess|
|1919||Hawthorne of the U.S.A.||Rodney Blake|
|1920||Food for Scandal||Watt Dinwiile|
|1920||Her Beloved Villain||Martinot|
|1921||The Passion Flower||Norbert|
|1921||Wedding Bells||Reginald Carter|
|1921||Love's Redemption||Clifford Standish|
|1922||Foolish Wives||Rude Soldier/Armless Soldier||Uncredited|
|1922||Smilin' Through||Kenneth Wayne/Jeremiah Wayne|
|1922||Find the Woman||Philip Vandevent|
|1922||Her Gilded Cage||Lawrence Pell|
|1922||The Primitive Lover||Hector Tomley|
|1923||Vanity Fair||George Osborne|
|1924||The Average Woman||Jimmy Munroe|
|1924||Janice Meredith||Charles Fownes|
|1925||Proud Flesh||Don Jaime|
|1925||Lovers in Quarantine||Anthony Blunt|
|1925||That Royle Girl||Fred Ketlar|
|1926||The Song and Dance Man||Joseph Murdock|
|1926||Up in Mabel's Room||Garry Ainsworth|
|1926||The Nervous Wreck||Henry Williams|
|1927||Night Bride||Stanley Warrington|
|1927||The Girl in the Pullman||Dr. Donald A. Burton|
|1928||Let 'Er Go Gallegher||Henry Clay Callahan|
|1928||The Rush Hour||Dan Morley|
|1929||The Flattering Word|
|1929||Her Husband's Women|
|1932||Love in High Gear||Donald Ransome|
- Golden, Eve (2001). Golden Images: 41 Essays On Silent Film Stars. McFarland. p. 36. ISBN 0-7864-0834-0.
- Ancestry of Harrison Ford (1884-1957) genealogy page as of 1910 Census
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Harrison Ford (silent film actor).|
- Harrison Ford at the Internet Broadway Database
- Harrison Ford at the Internet Movie Database
- Harrison Ford at AllRovi
- Harrison Ford at Find a Grave
- Harrison Ford portrait at Corbis.com
- Ford biography and photos at goldensilents.com
- Harrison Ford at Virtual History
- 1920 passport photo
- studio portraits, photo #1, ..photo #2
- with costars, Wallace Reid The Lottery Man(1919) and Clara Bow in Three Weekends (1928)