Ford I. Beebe
Date of Birth
Nov 26, 1888
Birth Place:
Grand Rapids, MI


Workhorse director Ford Beebe tackled literally every film genre during his 50-year career; he even supervised the live-action footage used as reference for the "Pastorale" sequence in the Disney cartoon feature Fantasia (1940). For the most part, Beebe called the shots on westerns, detective pictures, and (especially) serials. The best of Beebe's nearly 200 chapter plays include Flash Gordon's...