|Jason Robards Jr. Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1922|
|Date of Death||December 26, 2000|
Jason Robards Jr. was an American actor, stage artist, and voice actor known for having been cast in roles such as Howard Hughes in the comedy-drama film Melvin and Howard, Jamie Tyrone in the drama film Long Day’s Journey into Night, Ben Bradlee in the biographical political drama thriller film All the President’s Men, Murray Burns in the comedy-drama film A Thousand Clowns, Dashiell Hammett in the drama film Julia, Earl Partridge in the epic psychological drama film Magnolia, Henry Drummond in the legal drama film Inherit the Wind, Abraham Lincoln in the drama film Abe Lincoln in Illinois, President Richard Monckton in the miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors, Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short in the epic war film Tora! Tora! Tora!, Andrei Sakharov in the drama film Sakharov, and Mark Twain in the biographical drama film Mark Twain and Me.
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
Jason Robards, Jason Robards Jr.
He was born on July 26, 1922.
On December 26, 2000, Jason Robards Jr. died of lung cancer at the age of 78 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.
Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
He resided in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.
Jason Robards Jr. studied at Hollywood High School located in Los Angeles, California. He graduated in 1940. He also studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Actor, Stage Artist, Voice Actor
- Father – Jason Robards Sr. (December 31, 1892 – April 4, 1963) (Actor, Stage Artist)
- Mother – Hope Maxine Robards (née Glanville) (1895–1992)
- Siblings – He was an only child.
- Others – Franklin Pierce “Frank” Robards (Paternal Grandfather) (A farmer and post office inspector who managed Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 Presidential campaign in Michigan), Elizabeth (née Loomis) (Paternal Grandmother) (Schoolteacher), Charles Oliver Glanville (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Regina Pederson/Peterson (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jason Robards Jr. had dated –
- Eleanor Pittman (1948-1958) – He married his first wife Eleanor Pittman in 1948 and they had 3 children – two sons named Jason Robards III (b. March 28, 1949) and David Robards and a daughter named Sarah Louise Robards (b. September 20, 1951). Jason and Eleanor divorced in 1958.
- Rachel Taylor (1959-1961) – In April 1959, Jason Robards Jr. got married to actor Rachel Taylor but the marriage ended in divorce in May 1961.
- Mara Lynn (1959) – He reportedly had an affair with actor Mara Lynn in the year 1959.
- Lauren Bacall (1961-1969) – Jason Robards Jr. tied the knot with his 3rd wife Lauren Bacall in 1961 and they were blessed with a son named Sam Robards on December 16, 1961. They divorced in 1969 and his alcoholism was attributed as one of the reasons.
- Lois O’Connor (1970-2000) – He married his 4th wife Lois O’Connor in 1970 and they had 2 children – a daughter named Shannon Robards (b. 1973) and a son named Jake Robards (b. 1975). Jason and Lois remained together until his death in 2000.
Race / Ethnicity
Jason Robards Jr. was of Swedish, English, Welsh, German, Irish, and Scottish descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Long, pointed face
- Gravelly but commanding voice
Jason Robards Jr. was cast in a local radio commercial for Sanwa Bank (Los Angeles, California) in 1998.
Jason Robards Jr. Facts
- As a child, he was traumatized by his parents’ divorce.
- After graduating in 1940, he decided to enlist in the United States Navy.
- As a stage artist, Jason Robards Jr. was cast in productions of Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Winter’s Tale, Toys in the Attic, A Thousand Clowns, After the Fall, We Bombed in New Haven, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Country Girl, A Touch of the Poet, and No Man’s Land.
Featured Image by Village Voice photo by Ben Schiff / eBay / Public Domain
He was more or less 5’9″