Discover Movies and TV shows that fit You with our Mobile Application
Download for iOS & Android
iOS ApplicationAndroid Application
Francis Ford

Francis Ford

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1881-08-14 · Deathday: 1953-09-05 (72 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Portland, Maine, USA

115 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: J. Francis O'Fearna · Francis Feeney

Biography

Francis Ford was born in Portland, Maine. He was the son of John Augustine Feeney, who was born in the village of Spiddal, County Galway, Ireland, on June 15, 1854. His mother was Barbara "Abbey" Curran. By 1878, John had moved to Portland, Maine, and opened a saloon, at 42 Center Street, that used a false front to pose as grocery store. John opened four others in following years. After service in the United States Army in the Spanish–American War (In Pappy: The Life of John Ford, Dan Ford wrote about Francis Ford and the war, "The Army soon discovered that he was only fifteen and sent him home."), Francis left home. He drifted into the film business in New York City, working for David Horsley, Al Christie and the Star Film Company's San Antonio operation under Gaston Méliès. He adopted the name Ford from the automobile. From San Antonio, Francis began his Hollywood career working for Thomas H. Ince at Ince's Bison studio, directing and appearing in westerns. Francis Ford's younger brother, John M. Feeney, nicknamed "Bull," was a successful fullback and defensive tackle on a Portland High state championship football team. In 1914, "Bull" followed Francis to Hollywood, changed his name to John Ford and eventually surpassed his elder brother's considerable reputation. Francis Ford's son, Philip Ford, was also a film actor/director. Ford died after being diagnosed with cancer.

Movies & TV shows

1953.

1 Movie

1952.

1 Movie

1951.

1 TV show

1950.

1 Movie

1949.

3 Movies

1948.

7 Movies

1947.

4 Movies

1946.

3 Movies

1945.

6 Movies

1944.

3 Movies

1943.

2 Movies

1942.

4 Movies

1941.

4 Movies

1940.

6 Movies

1939.

5 Movies

1938.

5 Movies

1937.

2 Movies

1936.

7 Movies

1935.

5 Movies

1934.

4 Movies

1933.

5 Movies

1932.

5 Movies

1931.

4 Movies

1930.

3 Movies

1929.

1 Movie

1928.

1 Movie

1927.

3 Movies

1926.

1 Movie

1925.

2 Movies

1923.

1 Movie

1921.

1 Movie

1918.

1 Movie

1917.

6 Movies

1916.

2 Movies

1915.

1 Movie

1914.

3 Movies

1912.

2 Movies
Last updated: 
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Francis_Ford_(actor)", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.