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Actor, Jason Robards, was born Jason Nelson Robards Jr. on Jul 26, 1922 in Chicago, IL. Robards died at the age of 78 on Dec 26, 2000 in Bridgeport, CT and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



Jason Robards was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning for Best Supporting Actor for All the President's Men (as Ben Bradlee), Julia (as Dashiell Hammett) and Julia (as Dashiell Hammett) in 1976, 1977 and 1977 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1976Best Supporting ActorAll the President's Men (1976)Ben BradleeWon
1977Best Supporting ActorJulia (1977)Dashiell HammettWon
1980Best Supporting ActorMelvin and Howard (1980)Howard HughesNominated

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Jason Robards Quotes:

Cheyenne: [of Harmonica] He not only plays. He can shoot too.

Murray Burns: Better go to your room.
Nick: This is a one-room apartment.
Murray Burns: OK, then go to your alcove.

Murray Burns: [Takes off his hat] Sandy, I... I'm sorry. I'm very sorry.
[Sandra doesn't respond]
Murray Burns: Well, damn it, lady, that was a beautiful apology. I mean, you gotta love a guy who can apologize so nice. I rehearsed for over an hour. Aw, Sandy, that's the most you should expect from life, a really good apology for all the things you won't get.

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In 1978 he became the second actor to receive an Oscar, Emmy and Tony nomination in the same calendar year (for Julia (1977), "Washington: Behind Closed Doors" (1977) and "A Touch of the Poet," respectively).

Attended Hollywood High School in Hollywood, CA, and played on the football, baseball, basketball, and track teams, at one time entertaining the idea of becoming a professional athlete.

He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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