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Jason Robards Sr. Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Jason Robards Sr. Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9¾ in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth December 31, 1892
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death April 4, 1963

Jason Robards Sr. was an American actor and stage artist who was cast in a variety of shows and movies such as The Land of HopeFootloose Widows, Tracked by the PoliceThe Third Degree, Polly of the MoviesJaws of SteelThe Isle of Lost ShipsOn Trial, Some Mother’s BoyStreets of ShanghaiThe Flying MarineParisWild GeeseThe Law of the Tong, The Jazz CinderellaCharlie Chan Carries OnAbraham LincolnPeacock AlleyCrazy That WaySalvation NellTriflesDocks of San FranciscoBetrayal from the EastDiscarded Lovers, The Fatal HourIsle of the DeadMan Alive, Broadway BillMan AliveMr. Blandings Builds His Dream HouseThunder MountainFighting Father DunneWestern HeritageTrail StreetGuns of HateDesperateReturn of the Bad Men, Bedlam, Cimarron CityImpact, and Wild in the Country.

Born Name

Jason Nelson Robards

Other Name

Jason Robards Sr.

Jason Robards Sr. as seen while smiling in a picture in 1927
Jason Robards Sr. as seen while smiling in a picture in 1927 (Warner Bros. / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on December 31, 1892.


On April 4, 1963, Jason Robards Sr. died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 70 at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States


He resided in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States.





Jason Robards Sr. attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).


Actor, Stage Artist


  • Father – Frank P. Robards Sr. (A farmer and post office inspector who managed Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 Presidential campaign in Michigan)
  • Mother – Elizabeth (née Loomis) (Schoolteacher)
  • Others – James Nelson Robards (Paternal Grandfather), Catherine “Kate” Hartman (Paternal Grandmother), Royal Houghton Loomis (Maternal Grandfather), Naomi Dobson (Maternal Grandmother), Jason Robards III (Grandson) (Actor), David Robards (Grandson), Sarah Louise Robards (Granddaughter), Sam Robards (Grandson) (Actor), Shannon Robards (Granddaughter), Jake Robards (Grandson)



Jason Robards Sr as seen in the film 'Paris' (1929)
Jason Robards Sr as seen in the film ‘Paris’ (1929) (First National / / Public Domain)


5 ft 9¾ in or 177 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jason Robards Sr. dated –

  1. Hope Maxine Glanville (1914-1927)​ – He tied the knot with his first wife Hope Maxine Glanville in the year 1914 and the duo was blessed with a son named Jason Nelson Robards Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) who established himself as an actor, stage artist, and voice actor. The marriage ended in divorce in 1927.
  2. Agnes Lynch (1929-1963) – In 1929, Jason Robards Sr. got married to actor Agnes Lynch. The couple remained married until his death in 1963.

Race / Ethnicity


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Jason Robards Sr., c. 1915
Jason Robards Sr., c. 1915 (Lewis-Smith, The Blackstone, Chicago / Notre Cinéma / Public Domain)

Jason Robards Sr. Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Chicago, Illinois.
  2. In 1926, he brought to life the character of Howard Jeffries Jr. in the silent romance film The Third Degree.
  3. Alongside Irène Bordoni, Jack Buchanan, Louise Closser Hale, and ZaSu Pitts, Jason Robards Sr. co-starred as Andrew Sabbot in the pre-Code musical comedy film Paris in 1929.
  4. Along with Kenneth MacKenna, Joan Bennett, and Regis Toomey, Jason Robards Sr. co-starred as Frank Oakes in the pre-Code comedy film Crazy That Way in 1930.
  5. He played the role of Charlie Wong in the pre-Code crime film The Law of the Tong in 1931.
  6. He appeared as John Retch in the 1948 comedy film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas.
  7. It was just once that Jason Robards Sr. worked with his son on stage as the duo was cast in Budd Schulberg’s The Disenchanted, a play inspired by the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald. His son won a Tony Award for his performance in the play.
  8. He was diagnosed with cataracts which blinded him for eight years. Subsequently, he underwent operations that restored his sight in 1957.
  9. For the majority of his career, he was billed simply as “Jason Robards” but in his later years, after his namesake son took up acting, he was generally listed in credits as “Jason Robards Sr.”
  10. Following Jason Robards Sr.’s death in 1963, his son switched from “Jason Robards Jr.” to “Jason Robards”.

Featured Image by Warner Bros. / eBay / Public Domain

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