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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 February 1945Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NamePeter Newton Ford

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Ford was born on February 5, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Peter Newton Ford. He is known for his work on Wilbur and the Baby Factory (1970), The Proud and Damned (1972) and Cade's County (1971). He has been married to Lynda Gundersen since December 1970. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Lynda Gundersen (December 1970 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

Son of actor Glenn Ford and famous tap dancer, Eleanor Powell.
A.A., Santa Monica College (1966); B.A., cum laude, University of Southern California (1968)
Children: Aubrey Newton (1977), Ryan Weslie (1984), Eleanor Powell (1988)
Was a Reserve Deputy in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for 22 years.
Struck with crippling arthritis at age 21 that initally left him bedridden. For years, he was unable to walk under his own power. Then, one day in 1972, the pain left him, and he remains completely free of the illness. He credits this to his mother's prayers that the pain stop.
Was indirectly responsible for the inclusion of Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" in Blackboard Jungle (1955). Director Richard Brooks was visiting Peter's father Glenn Ford, who starred in Blackboard Jungle (1955) at Ford's home, and heard the nine year old Peter playing the record. Brooks liked it and featured it prominently in the film.

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