Constance Ford, a supporting player in films, a featured actress on stage and for 25 years the enthusiastic mother in the NBC daytime serial "Another World," has died at 69.
Murray Schapiro, her manager, said she died of cancer Saturdayat New York Hospital in New York City.
A New York native, she attended Hunter College and studied privately before making her Broadway debut in 1949 as Willie Loman's paramour in the original production of "Death of a Salesman." She also was on Broadway with James Dean in "See the Jaguar," and performed in "Say Darling," "Golden Fleecing" and "Nobody Loves an Albatross," opposite Robert Preston.
She started in motion pictures in 1956 in "The Last Hunt" and went on to make such films as "Bailout at 43,000," "The Goddess," "A Summer Place," "Home From the Hill," "All Fall Down," "Claudelle Inglish," "Rome Adventure," "99 44/100% Dead" and more.
She was a featured player on several episodes of TV's "Zane Grey Theater," "Kraft Television Theatre," "Danger," "Studio One" and others.
For her performances as the perennially sunny Ada Davis on "Another World" she was awarded a certificate of merit for outstanding contribution to daytime drama by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.