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Profile of the Day: Harrison Ford

Happy birthday to Harrison Ford! Today the actor turns 78.

Image: Harrison Ford / Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to John William “Christopher” Ford, an advertising executive and former actor, and Dorothy Nidelman, a radio actress.

In college, Ford discovered a fascination for acting and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor. However, frustrated with his lack of success, Ford became a carpenter to supplement his income. After landing his breakout role of Han Solo in George Lucas’s Star Wars, Ford became an international star. The role would become one of his most iconic roles of his career. Then in 1981, Ford brought yet another legendary character to life as Indiana Jones in Stephen Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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