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Richard Widmark Height, Weight, Age, Death, Wife

Richard Widmark Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth December 26, 1914
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death March 24, 2008

Richard Widmark was an American film, stage, and television actor, producer, and voice artist. His film credits included Kiss of Death, The Street with No Name, Down to the Sea in Ships, Road House, Night and the CityPanic in the StreetsHalls of MontezumaNo Way OutRed Skies of Montana, Don’t Bother to KnockPickup on South StreetTake the High Ground!A Prize of GoldGarden of Evil, The Law and Jake WadeTwo Rode TogetherThe AlamoTime LimitHow the West Was WonFlight from AshiyaDeath of a Gunfighter, When the Legends DieMurder on the Orient ExpressTo the Devil a DaughterTwilight’s Last Gleaming, and National Lampoon Goes to the Movies.

Born Name

Richard Weedt Widmark

Nick Name


Richard Widmark as seen in 'Panic in the Streets' (1950)
Richard Widmark as seen in ‘Panic in the Streets’ (1950) (Elia Kazan / Screenshot / Public Domain)


He was born on December 26, 1914.


On March 24, 2008, Richard Widmark died at the age of 93 from complications following a fall in Roxbury, Connecticut, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Sunrise Township, Chisago County, Minnesota, United States


He resided in Roxbury, Connecticut, United States.





Richard Widmark got enrolled at Lake Forest College and studied acting. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech in 1936.


Actor, Producer, Voice Artist


  • Father – Carl Henry Widmark (Salesperson) (1892-1968)
  • Mother – Ethel Mae (née Barr) (1897-1956)
  • Siblings – Donald Henry Widmark (Younger Brother) (1918-1955)
  • Others  – Salomon/Solomon Samuel/Olofsson Vidmark (Paternal Grandfather), Carrie (Paternal Grandmother), Charles Barr (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Gorman (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $1.5 Million.



From Left to Right - Mark Stevens, Barbara Lawrence, and Richard Widmark in 'The Street with No Name' (1948)
From Left to Right – Mark Stevens, Barbara Lawrence, and Richard Widmark in ‘The Street with No Name’ (1948) (Unknown (20th Century Fox) / eBay / Public Domain)


5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Richard Widmark had dated –

  1. Jean Hazlewood (1942-1997)​ – He got married to screenwriter Jean Hazlewood in 1942 and their only child, a daughter named Anne Heath Widmark, was born in 1945. Richard and Jean remained married until her death in 1997.
  2. Jean Peters (1953) – He reportedly had an affair with actor Jean Peters in the year 1953 and they also worked together in the Cold War spy film noir Pickup on South Street (1953).
  3. Susan Blanchard (1999-2008) – In 1999, he married socialite and former lyricist and theatrical producer Susan Blanchard (née Jacobson). They remained together until his death.

Race / Ethnicity


Richard Widmark was of Swedish, Norwegian, English, and Irish descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown (Natural)

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

His unique way of giggling

Richard Widmark as 'Max Brock' in a promotional photo in 1973
Richard Widmark as ‘Max Brock’ in a promotional photo in 1973 (NBC/Press Photo / eBay / Public Domain)

Richard Widmark Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Princeton, Illinois.
  2. Owing to his father’s work as a traveling salesman, the family relocated frequently and Richard also lived in Henry, Illinois for a short time.
  3. Richard Widmark made his theatrical film debut as Tommy Udo in the 1947 film noir Kiss of Death and this role won him the Golden Globes Award for “Most Promising Newcomer – Male” while he was also nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.
  4. Along with Marilyn Monroe, he appeared on the first cover of the German teen magazine Bravo in 1956.
  5. On February 8, 1960, Richard Widmark was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  6. He credited actor Spencer Tracy as his acting idol.
  7. He was a lifelong Democrat.
  8. Although he spent a substantial part of his career appearing in gun-toting roles, Richard Widmark disliked firearms and supported many gun-control initiatives. In 1976, he said, “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 the United States is the only civilized nation that does not put some effective control on guns.”
  9. He was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2002.

Featured Image by Elia Kazan / Screenshot / Public Domain

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  1. I can reassure you that his hair color turned more of a grayish white. Look at some pictures of him that show how the hair color changed


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