|Richard Widmark Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||December 26, 1914|
|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 City, Panic in the Streets, Halls of Montezuma, No Way Out, Red Skies of Montana, Don’t Bother to Knock, Pickup on South Street, Take the High Ground!, A Prize of Gold, Garden of Evil, The Law and Jake Wade, Two Rode Together, The Alamo, Time Limit, How the West Was Won, Flight from Ashiya, Death of a Gunfighter, When the Legends Die, Murder on the Orient Express, To the Devil a Daughter, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, and National Lampoon Goes to the Movies.
Richard Weedt Widmark
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.
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)
- Mother – Ethel Mae (née Barr)
- Siblings – Donald Widmark (Brother)
- Others – Salomon/Solomon Samuel/Olofsson Vidmark (Paternal Grandfather), Carrie (Paternal Grandmother), Charles Barr (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Gorman (Maternal Grandmother)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $1.5 Million.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Richard Widmark had dated –
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
His unique way of giggling
Richard Widmark Facts
- He spent his childhood years growing up in Princeton, Illinois.
- 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.
- 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”.
- Along with Marilyn Monroe, he appeared on the first cover of the German teen magazine Bravo in 1956.
- On February 8, 1960, Richard Widmark was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- He credited actor Spencer Tracy as his acting idol.
- He was a lifelong Democrat.
- 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.”
- He was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2002.
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