Harrison Ford (silent film actor)
Harrison Ford was an American stage and film actor. He was a leading Broadway theatre performer and a star of the silent film era.
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 ; Bayard Veiller’s The Fight ; 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. Ford married New York stage actress Beatrice Prentice on March 29, 1909.