GLENN FORD LIST OF HONOURS AND AWARDS MILITARY/INTERNATIONAL HONOURS -



Canadians in favour of Glenn Ford receiving an Order of Canada can send their letter of support to: Governor General of Canada Honours Department Rideau Hall #1 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0A1


United States Naval Institute Certificate, advancement of professional, literary and scientific knowledge in the Navy, 1950 -

Citation from the Secretary of the Navy, 'for meritorious service in connection with personal appearances and active participation at Navy installations during the years 1957, 1959, 1960; service noted includes television and live appearances to promote Navy's Armed Forces Day, Seabee Anniversaries, bolster and increase morale, assisted in Navy activities for such fund-raising functions for the Community Chest, Red Cross, Navy Relief -

Certificate of Merit, by Federal Civil Defense Administration, for outstanding service for Civil Defense, 1957 -

Appointed a Reserve Officer of United States Navy as Lieutenant Commander Restricted Line by the President of the United States, 1958 -

Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to U.S. Navy Recruiting Service, 1958 -

Medaille de la France Liberee, 'pour sa participation a la liberation de la France', 1961 -

Appointed Commander in the United States Navy by an order of the President, 1963 -

Medal of Honor by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented 1966 -

Appointed Captain of the United States Naval Reserve, 1968 (retired 1977) -

Certificate of Appreciation, from Simon Wiesenthal Centre, for role 'as a young soldier in helping to rehabilitate newly liberated survivors in the weeks following the defeat of Germany in World War II, presented 1985 -

Ordre National de la Legion D'Honneur, Honneur Patrie, signed Pres. Francois Mitterrand, 1989 ACTING/PRODUCING

Santa Monica High School Hall of Fame, acting award named for Glenn Ford, 1946 -

Voted, Golden Apple award (Hollywood Women's Press Club), most cooperative actor, 1948 -

Council of Motion Picture Organization, 1955, Best Actor for 'Blackboard Jungle', Best Performance for 'Interrupted Melody', nomination for Best Actor for 'Interrupted Melody'

Emmy Award (for producing), with wife Eleanor Powell, for the TV show 'Faith of Our Children', 1955, 1956, 1957 -

Genii award, with wife Eleanor Powell, for 'Distinguished Achievement in Television', by the Radio and TV women of Southern California, 1956 -

Motion Picture Herald, American and Canadian Exhibitors for Theatre Box Office Returns, Top Money Making Star of 1958; a top-10 Money Making Star of 1956, 1959 - Reno Silver Spurs award, for outstanding Horseman in Films, 1956 -

Voted, Golden Apple award, most cooperative actor, 1957 - Nominated, Laurel award, top male actor, comedy performance in 'Don't Go Near the Water, 1958 -

Nominated, British Academy Awards (BAFTA) for Best Foreign Actor, in 'Sheepman', 1959 -

Nominated, Laurel award, top male actor, comedy performance in 'It Started with A Kiss', 1960 -

Won, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (Golden Globes), 'Pocketful of Miracles, 1961 - Nominated, Laurel award, top male actor, dramatic performance, in 'Cimarron', 1961 -

Award of Merit, AARP in appreciation for significant and valued contributions to entertainment, 1965 -

Rudolph Valentino award, for outstanding contribution to motion pictures, 1977 -

Golden Boot award, for excellence in western motion pictures -

Donostia Lifetime Achievement award, San Sebastian International Film Festival, 1987 -

Golden Horse award, from the People's Republic of China for outstanding contribution in motion pictures, 1988 -

Tribute Lifetime Achievement award, The USA Film Festival 20th Anniversary, 1990 -

Golden Boot award, for excellence in western motion pictures CIVIC/VOLUNTEERISM

Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding assistance to the Radio Free Europe Fund -

Distinguished Service award from the American Cancer Society -

Achievement award from the Los Angeles National Council of Jewish Women, for contribution to humanity 'in the solution of juvenile emotional problems though the medium of his profession and through religious education' -

Appreciation award from National Tuberculosis Association, for support in the fight against tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases -

Citation of Merit, from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, for distinguished service

Boy Scouts of America Citizenship and Character Building Program award, Crescent Bay Area -

Distinguished Service award, from the United Jewish Appeal, for support and service for the needy and homeless -

Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contribution, assistance and generous support by the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association -

With wife Eleanor Powell, named 'Mr. and Mrs. American Citizen', by Los Angeles Lodge 487 of B'nai Brith, 1955 -

With wife Eleanor Powell, Photoplay Special Achievement award for 'untiring devotion to religious and civic life and contribution to youth of our nation', 1956 -

With wife Eleanor Powell, 'National Conference of Christians and Jews Seventh Annual Brotherhood award for Faith of Our Children', 1956 -

With wife Eleanor Powell, honoured by Irving Thalberg Lodge of Los Angeles for 'work on behalf of all creeds and colors', 1958; award included $1,250 donation to Eleanor Powell Chapter of the research institute at the Jewish National Home for Asthmatic Children in Denver -

Citation from the Secretary of the Navy, 'for meritorious service in connection with personal appearances and active participation at Navy installations during the years 1957, 1959, 1960; service noted includes television and live appearances to promote Navy's Armed Forces Day, Seabee Anniversaries, bolster and increase morale, assisted in Navy activities for such fund-raising functions for the Community Chest, Red Cross, Navy Relief -

Appointment as member of City of Los Angeles' Executive Committee of Mayor's Council for International Visitors and Sister Cities, 1966 - Honorary Chief title, by the Colville Confederated Tribes, Washington State, by Chief George Pierre, 1966 -

Honorary Ambassador of International Goodwill, Province of Ontario Dec. 7, 1966 - Hospital Community Service, Los Angeles County Medical Association, for dedicating a wing at St. John's Hospital, 1969 -

Meritorious Service award in the cause of Multiple Sclerosis, community leadership by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 1969 -

Humanitarian award, from Friends of Children's Hospital, in 'appreciation of outstanding entertainment, love and devotion to children everywhere', 1972 -

Freedom Foundation award, for service in defense of freedom, 1983