Jeanne Baus was one of the four women that the iconic Canadian-American actor Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford popularly known as Glenn Ford married during his 90 years living on earth. Though details about her life remain sketchy, she gained fair recognition when she married the ‘ladies’ man in 1993.
Since she married a man described as a notorious womanizer, whose first three marriages failed, hers was no different. In fact, it was the shortest of them all, as it only lasted for two months according to reports.
Asides from the women he married, he had relationships with several other women in the entertainment industry, from dancers to actresses. Here is a look into Jeanne Baus’ brief marriage to the late actor, well as other people the two have been with in the past.
Jeanne Baus And Glenn Ford’s Marriage
Baus and Ford got married on 5th May 1993. They reportedly dated for 12 months after meeting in 1992. It was said that the marriage only lasted for 2 months, but other reports revealed that the couple divorced in 1994 after 9 months.
It was established that he had a strong knack for younger women, it was the same with Baus who was very much younger than him. In fact, by the time they got married, he was already 77 years old.
As earlier mentioned, the nurse was the last of the four wives he married. He has also been involved with a lot of women, from the ones he dated to the ones he had a one-night stand with or a fling.
But, in the case of Baus, there is information about the other men she has been with, before and after her marriage to him. Keep reading to know more about the other women.
Eleanor Powell And Glenn Ford’s 16-Year-Old Marriage
Ford married his first wife, actress, and dancer Eleanor Powell in 1943. She was well known for her tap dances in movies of that era. Two years after their marriage, the couple welcomed their son Peter Ford born in 1945. He went on to become an actor just like his parents, though he no longer acts now.
According to reports, Powell was more celebrated than Ford. But, she sacrificed everything to marry him. He didn’t return the favor, instead, he went about chasing women. It was said that she has caught him on several occasions. She kept mute, until 16 years later when her son turned 14 that she decided to quit. She filed for divorce in 1959 citing adultery and mental cruelty.
The major reason she stayed in the marriage this long was because of her son. She didn’t want Ford to have any standing ground in court, so waited till Peter turned 14.
Kathryn Hays And Glenn Ford Were Married For 3 Years
Ford continued with his life of chasing after women. 7 years after his divorce from Powell, he tied the knots with actress Kay Piper well known as Kathryn Hays on 27th March 1966. She is recognized for playing the role of Kim Hughes on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1972 to 2010.
The marriage lasted for only three years before the couple headed for divorce on 26th June 1969. They had no children together. Before the marriage, they dated for a year, meaning they first met in 1965.
She became the second he married, as well as divorced.
Cynthia Hayward And Glenn Ford’s Marriage Lasted For 7 Years
Eight years after his second marriage failed, Ford married Cynthia Hayward in 1977. She was the third woman he married.
Seven years later, the marriage hit rock-bottom. Hayward wanted a divorce, so she filed for it citing irreconcilable differences in 1984. The couple didn’t share children.
Glenn Ford Dated Had Affairs With 146 Actresses
A book published by Ford’s son Peter Glenn Ford: A Life in 2011 revealed that his father had affairs with 146 actresses, plus a 40 year on and off affair with Rita Hayworth. His affair with the actress dated back to 1945 when the filming of Gilda began. The relationship died, but 3 years later, the pair pick up where they left off during the production of their 1948 film The Lovers of Carmen.
The whole affair resulted in a pregnancy, and Hayworth journeyed to France to terminate it. In 1960, the two became next-door neighbors when Ford moved to Beverly Hills. They resumed the affair for many years until the beginning of the 1980s.
He also had an affair with stripper and actress Liz Renay. She narrated it in her 1991 book My First 2,000 Men. The actress ranked him as one of her top 5 best lovers.
It was reported that Ford had a one-night stand in 1942 with actress, model, and singer Marilyn Monroe. And also had a fling, Joan Crawford, at the beginning of the 1940s.
Asides from these, he also recorded several other relationships he had for 40 years by tapping all the phone conversations he has had with all his celebrity lovers and friends.