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May 02, 2004
Birthday Wishes

Belated birthday wishes to the great Glenn Ford, who turned 88 yesterday.

He's one of those celebrities who put their career plans on hold when their country called, enlisting in the Marines in 1942. He went into the Naval Reserve after the war,eventually rising to the rank of Captain.

I don't expect to see that sort of thing happening too often these days. Pat Tillman, of course, was a noteworthy exception.

Naturally, Ford is best known for his acting. He was one of the greatest of the Western stars, second only, perhaps, to John Wayne.

It's said that with a "draw" time of 0.4 seconds, he could out-draw both John Wayne and James Arness. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Posted by Russ at 08:15 PM, May 2, 2004 in Miscellany

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