- Category : 1924-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Individualism 1
American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits, including "How High the Moon" and "Vaya con Dios", which were number one hits on the Billboard charts. In 1951 alone they sold six million records. With Paul, Ford became one of the early practitioners of multi-tracking. From 1953 to 1960 the couple hosted The Les Paul and Mary Ford Show, their own daily television program broadcast on NBC television and in syndication.
Ford succumbed to complications of alcohol abuse. After eight weeks in a diabetic coma, she died in Arcadia, California on 30 September 1977 at age 53.
Ford and Paul were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1541 Vine Street in Hollywood. In 1978, they were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.