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Eileen Ford
Birth: Mar. 25, 1922
Long Island City
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 2014
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

American Businesswoman. Ford, along with her husband Jerry, founded Ford Models in 1946. After graduating from Barnard College in 1944, she met Gerald W. Ford, a football player at Notre Dame and the couple were married after a few months. Two years later, Eileen, who had briefly worked as a model herself, began handling modeling bookings for two of her friends. By 1948, with Jerry running the business and Eileen handling the talent, the agency helped evolve modeling from a mostly part-time, poorly paid hobby into one of the world's most glamorous occupations. For more than six decades, the Fords represented the world's most prominent models and raised the profile of the business, which became a recruiting ground for Hollywood. Among the models and stars whom Eileen Ford trained and represented were Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Cheryl Tiegs, Ali MacGraw, Margaux Hemingway, Sharon Stone, Christie Brinkley, Jerry Hall, Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, Kim Basinger, Beverly Johnson, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Rachel Hunter. Ford's cause death was complications from osteoporosis and meningioma. (bio by: Louis du Mort) 
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  Gerald W. Ford (1924 - 2008)
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Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
Record added: Jul 10, 2014
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Eileen Ford
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Eileen Ford
Added by: Louis du Mort
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