Harrison Ford (silent film actor)


Harrison Ford (silent film actor)

Infobox Actor
name = Harrison Ford
birthdate = birth date|1884|3|16
location = Kansas City, Missouri
spouse = Beatrice Prentice
deathdate = death date and age|1957|12|2|1884|3|16
deathplace = Los Angeles, California
occupation = Silent film and stage actor
yearsactive = 1904 - 1932?

Harrison Ford (March 16, 1884December 2, 1957) was a Broadway theatre actor and film actor during the silent film era.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Ford began acting on stage and made his Broadway debut in 1904. He appeared in plays such as: [ibdb|40861|Harrison Ford]
*a 1904 production of Richard Harding Davis's "Ranson's Folly";
*a 1905 production of William C. deMille's "Strongheart";
*a 1908 production of "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);
*a 1912 production of Bayard Veiller's "The Fight" (which quickly closed);
*a 1913 production of Edgar Wallace's "The Switchboard"; and
*the 1915 productions of Edward Locke's "The Bubble" and Edgar Selwyn's "Rolling Stones".

He 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, 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 afterwards. He also directed productions at the Little Theater of the Verdugos in Glendale, California.fact|date=August 2008

During World War II, he toured with the United Service Organizations (USO).fact|date=August 2008 For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Harrison Ford has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Musso & Frank Grill at 6665 Hollywood Blvd. The actor initially billed as Harrison J. Ford, of Indiana Jones fame, has had a star since 2003, located in front of the Kodak Theatre. [ [http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2003-05-31-harrison-ford_x.htm Harrison Ford gets Hollywood star] from a 2003 "USA Today" article]

Filmography

:"In reverse chronological order" [imdb name|0001230|Harrison Ford]

1932-1922

* Love in High Gear (1932) ... Donald Ransome
* Her Husband's Women (1929)
* The Flattering Word (1929)
* The Rush Hour (1928) ... Dan Morley
* Three Weekends (1928) ... Turner
* Just Married (1928) ... Jack Stanley
* Golf Widows (1928) ... Charles Bateman
* A Blonde for a Night (1928) ... Bob
* Let 'Er Go Gallegher (1928) ... Henry Clay Callahan
* A Woman Against the World (1928) ... Schuyler Van Loan
* The Girl in the Pullman (1927) ... Dr. Donald A. Burton
* The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927) ... Jack Watkins
* No Control (1927) ... John Douglas Jr
* Night Bride (1927) ... Stanley Warrington
* Rubber Tires (1927) ... Bill James
* The Nervous Wreck (1926) ... Henry Williams
* Almost a Lady (1926) ... William Duke
* Up in Mabel's Room (1926) ... Garry Ainsworth
* Sandy (1926) ... Ramon Worth
* Hell's 400 (1926) ... John North
* The Song and Dance Man (1926) ... Joseph Murdock
* That Royle Girl (1925) ... Fred Ketlar
* Lovers in Quarantine (1925) ... Anthony Blunt
* The Wheel (1925) ... Ted Morton
* Sally of the Sawdust (1925) (uncredited)
* The Marriage Whirl (1925) ... Tom Carrol
* Zander the Great (1925) ... Dan Murchinson
* Proud Flesh (1925) ... Don Jaime
* The Mad Marriage (1925)
* Janice Meredith (1924) ... Charles Fownes
* The Price of a Party (1924) ... Robert Casson
* The Average Woman (1924) ... Jimmy Munroe
* Three Miles Out (1924) ... John Locke
* A Fool's Awakening (1924) ... John Briggs
* Maytime (1923) ... Richard Wayne
* Bright Lights of Broadway (1923) ... Thomas Drake
* Little Old New York (1923) ... Larry Delevan
* Vanity Fair (1923) ... George Osborne
* When Love Comes (1922) ... Peter Jamison
* Shadows (1922) ... John Malden
* The Old Homestead (1922) ... Reuben Whitcomb
* The Primitive Lover (1922) ... Hector Tomley
* Her Gilded Cage (1922) ... Lawrence Pell
* Find the Woman (1922) ... Philip Vandevent
* Smilin' Through (1922) ... Kenneth Wayne/Jeremiah Wayne
* Foolish Wives (1922) (uncredited) ... Rude Soldier/Armless Soldier

1921-1915

* Love's Redemption (1921) ... Clifford Standish
* The Wonderful Thing (1921) ... Donald Mannerby
* A Heart to Let (1921) ... Burton Forbes
* Wedding Bells (1921) ... Reginald Carter
* Passion Flower (1921) ... Norbert
* Her Beloved Villain (1920) ... Martinot
* Oh, Lady, Lady (1920) ... Hale Underwood
* Food for Scandal (1920) ... Watt Dinwiile
* A Lady In Love (1920) ... Brent
* Miss Hobbs (1920) ... Wolff Kingsearl
* Easy to Get (1920) ... Bob Morehouse
* Young Mrs. Winthrop (1920) ... Douglas Winthrop
* Hawthorne of the U.S.A. (1919) ... Rodney Blake
* The Lottery Man (1919) ... Foxhall Peyton
* The Third Kiss (1919) ... Oliver Cloyne
* "Girls" (1919) ... Edgar Holt
* Happiness a la Mode (1919) ... Richard Townsend
* The Veiled Adventure (1919) ... Richard Annesly
* Experimental Marriage/Saturday to Monday (1919) ... Foxcroft Grey
* You Never Saw Such a Girl (1919) ... Eric Burgess
* Romance and Arabella (1919) ... Bill
* Who Cares? (1919) ... Martin Grey
* A Lady's Name (1918) ... Noel Corcoran
* Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots (1918) ... Mr. Leffingwell
* Such a Little Pirate (1918) ... Rory O'Malley
* The Cruise of the Make-Believes (1918) ... Gilbert Byfield
* Sauce for the Goose (1918) ... John Constable
* A Pair of Silk Stockings (1918) ... Sam Thornhill
* Good Night, Paul (1918) ... Paul Boudeaux
* Viviette (1918) ... Austin Ware
* Unclaimed Goods (1918) ... Danny Donegan
* A Petticoat Pilot (1918) ... Crawford Smith
* Molly Entangled (1917) ... Barney Malone
* The Sunset Trail (1917) ... Kirk Levington
* On the Level (1917) ... Joe Blanchard
* The Crystal Gazer (1917) ... Dick Alden
* A Roadside Impresario (1917) ... Craig Winton
* The Tides of Barnegat (1917) ... Sidney Gray
* The Mysterious Mrs. Musslewhite (1917) ... Raymond Van Seer
* Anton the Terrible (1916) ... David Burkin
* Excuse Me (1915) ... Lt. Harry Mallory

Personal life

Ford married New York stage actress Beatrice Prentice in 1905 or 1906 [1910 United States Census: Oakland city (Ward 5), Alameda County, California, ED 120, sheet 10B] .

In the early 1950s, he was struck by a car while out walking. He never recovered from the severe injuries received and died in 1957 in the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. Ford was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale. [findagrave|7434|Harrison Ford]

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