Popular statistics show that the sexy Ford has been a lead cast on four of the top six all-time box-office hits. Among his peers, the audience love him specially and he is popular for making his producers and directors rich. This wealth did not pass him by as Ford is known to be the third highest grossing box-office star in his more than 50-years acting career.
Date of Birth: July 13, 1942
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Harrison Ford comes from a family where both parents were involved in entertainment even though they were not major successes. He was always a shy kid and in college, decided to take drama classes in his senior year. This was how he accidentally found himself on the route to become a mega star. Let’s now take a look at the little information we can gather about his not-so-popular family.
Dorothy Nidelman (mother)
Date of Birth: October 17, 1917
Date of Death: February 10, 2004 (age 87)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Dorothy was a homemaker and a former radio actress. Her major job was to stay at home and tend to her kids. Of the Ford parents, she was the affectionate one and brought a softer edge to Christopher who was an orphan since he was young. Her kids claim she was a terrible cook and even though she was very available as a mom, practically every meal came out from a can.
Nidelman and her husband of six decades taught their kids the value of hard work. As teenagers, the Ford boys were made to work and work hard. One thing that stood out for the Ford family is the amazing bond between them. The parents were at peace and the two boys grew up as not just brothers but best friends to each other.
Christopher Ford (father)
Date of Birth: November 20, 1906
Date of Death: February 10, 1999 (age 93)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
He was a former actor turned advertising executive who worked with the production of TV commercials or other times as a radio actor. For Christopher it was a great job even though his sons did not agree with him at the time. He became known as quite a successful producer because Ford was the go-to man for several shows, theatricals and adverts. Ford was also popular among the younger generation and soon became an expert at organizing Circuses.
Financially, the Ford family was among the average social class. For Christopher who never finished grade school so middle class was perfectly fine by him as long as he could put food on the table and afford basic needs. The tough Papa Ford loved his kids even though he was not very expressive of his affection. For 60 years he was married to Dorothy and she helped a great deal in raising the family they could boast of.
Terence Ford (younger brother from same parents)
Date of Birth: April 21, 1945
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Terrence is the only brother to the veteran actor Harrison Ford. Despite being a fellow actor, Terrence never attained the same level of career success as his brother. The Ford boys have so much differences ranging from their lifestyle to their choices to where they live but as kids they shared really great memories. The second Ford started acting when he landed a small role in a 1983 episode of Knots Landing (1979-1993). His career did not last for so long, maybe because he was not so recognized.
In his forties, Terrence stopped acting to focus more on shooting. He had always been interested in photography since his young age. After his acting career, Terrence became a film studies instructor at pacific Union College. From 1969 till 1971, Terence was married to Marilyn Rita Ezer then to Laurel DeLeo Bergland from 1977 to 1982. In 1987, he married Teri Guitron until their divorce in 1992.