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Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark's biography

Richard Weedt Widmark is 94 years old film actor born at Sunrise Township. Richard was born on Saturday 26th of December 1914. He is often nicknamed as Dick. According to year of birth 1914 Richard belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 26th of December means Richard is Capricorn. These people are stable in nature. As the sign lord is “Saturn”, the person will be judgemental in his approach.He was married 2 times.

He is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be film actor. You can know him also as stage actor, television actor. Richard is recently known as film director. Richard received Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor Kiss of Death in 1948

Richard Widmark's family

Richard Widmark's ex wifes

Jean Hazlewood

Richard Widmark and Jean Hazlewood have been together since 1942 for 55 years. She is known as screenwriter. Richard´s ex wife was born on Friday 4th of August 1916. His ex wife died on Sunday 2nd of March 1997 in Santa Barbara. Jean Hazlewood was 83 years old, when this happened.

Susan Blanchard

Richard Widmark and Susan Blanchard have been together since 1999 for 9 years. She is known as composer.

Richard Widmark's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Lake Forest College, Princeton High School.

Richard Widmark's career

Richard´s main focus is to be film actor. Richard is famous thanks to Kiss of Death, The Bedford Incident.

Is Richard Widmark gay ?

Richard is known to be straight.

How did Richard Widmark die

Richard died on on Monday 24th of March 2008 when he was 94 years old at Roxbury. Richard Widmarks death was caused by natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Richard Widmark's Awards

  • His sole Academy Award nomination was for best actor in a supporting role for Kiss of Death (1947) in 1948. Though he had won the Golden Globe Award for the role, he lost the Oscar to Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
  • Earned several awards in oratory contests while a pre-law student at Lake Forest College. He was also active in the drama department and played the lead in the play "Counselor-at-Law" as a sophomore.
  • He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on February 8, 1960.
  • From Sidney Poitier's speech about Widmark at the D. W. Griffith Award for Life Achievment: "... the generosity of spirit that lights his way will also warm your heart...".

Richard Widmark's Nominations

  • Was in three Oscar Best Picture nominees: The Alamo (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and How the West Was Won (1962).

What else you don't know about Richard Widmark ?

His middle name is Weedt.

What Richard Widmark has done for a first time

  • Was on the first cover of German teen magazine Bravo together with Marilyn Monroe (1956).
  • He was the first choice of playwright Robert Anderson for both the stage and film versions of I Never Sang for My Father (1970) in the role eventually played by Gene Hackman.
  • Was Frank 'Lefty' Rosenthal's first choice to play the character based on him in Casino (1995). Being that Widmark was 80 years old at the time, the role eventually went to Robert De Niro.
  • The popular crime novelist Donald E. Westlake used the pen name Richard Stark, from the first part of Widmark's name, to write his Parker stories.

Richard Widmark's quotes

  • [speaking in 1976] The heavies in my day were kid's stuff compared to today. Our villains had no redeeming qualities. But there's a new morality today. A villain is a guy with a frailty. Heroes are villains.
  • The more takes I do, the worse I get.
  • I suppose I wanted to act in order to have a place in the sun. I'd always lived in small towns, and acting meant having some kind of identity.
  • It's weird, the effect actors have on an audience. With the [bad guy] roles I played in those early movies, I found that quite a few people wanted to have a go at me.
  • It's a bit rough priding oneself that one isn't too bad an actor and then finding one's only remembered for a giggle.
  • [in 1976] I know I've made kind of a half-assed career out of violence, but I abhor violence. I am an ardent supporter of gun control. It seems incredible to me that we are the only civilized nation that does not put some effective control on guns.
  • Movie audiences fasten on to one aspect of the actor, and then they decide what they want you to be. They think you're playing yourself. The truth is that the only person who can ever really play himself is a baby.
  • When I see people destroying their privacy--what they think, what they feel--by beaming it out to millions of viewers, I think it cheapens them as individuals.
  • I won't have a gun in my house.
  • Many of my friends were blacklisted. America should be ashamed forever.
  • [upon receiving the D.W. Griffith Award for Lifetime Achievment in 1990] It's my second award. The other was for sight reading in the eighth grade.
  • [on Movie Madness (1982)] What a disaster! Who directed that? Oh, Henry Jaglom. Enough said!
  • [on Hanky Panky (1982)] That went down the tunnel; but I never had so much fun on a dog.
  • [In a 1971 N.Y. Times interview] I don't care how well known an actor is - he can still live a normal life, if he wants to. I still believe it. That's the trouble with actors. If they're not recognized, they think it's all over.
  • [in 1985, on Henry Hathaway] Through the years Henry and I became very close friends. We did a few pictures together, and he was always tough as nails. Off the set he was a charmer; on the set, he was Hitler!
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Richard Widmark's height, body shape

Lets describe how Richard Widmark looks. We will focus on Richard´s height, body shape and hair color. Richard is tall as 5' 10" (178 cm). Body build is athletic. Richard´s hair is shade of brown - dark.