Harrison Ford, the silent film actor was born March 16, 1884 in Kansas City, Missouri.
He began acting on stage and made his Broadway debut in 1904. In 1915 he turned to film and moved to Hollywood.
He became a leading man opposite stars such as Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Marie Prevost, Marion Davies, and Clara Bow, often cast in sophisticated comedies.
He left films in 1932 due to the arrival of sound after making his only ‘talkie’ picture Love in the High Gear.
He was awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, which many people thought belonged to the other Harrison Ford.
In the early 1950s, he was struck by a car. He never recovered from the severe injuries and died on December 2, 1957 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital.
Originally published on 6 Things to Consider.