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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.

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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: You don't understand, Jill. People like that have something inside... something to do with death.


Murray Burns: Irving R. Feldman's birthday is my own personal national holiday. I did not open it up for the public. He is proprietor of perhaps the most distinguished kosher delicatessen in our neighborhood, and, as such, I hold the day of his birth in reverence.


Mary Meredith: Gentleman all. All such gallant gentlemen.
Henry Drummond: Yeah, we're gallant on Sunday. This is Friday, and we're playing poker. Now, you wanna play with us, you ante up $500.


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Jason Robards Facts
He and Leonardo DiCaprio both received Oscar-nominations for portraying Howard Hughes. Robards was nominated for Melvin and Howard (1980) and DiCaprio for The Aviator (2004).

Katharine Hepburn was the godmother of his son Sam Robards.

He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1997 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC.

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