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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:

Jill: If you want to, you can lay me over the table and amuse yourself. And even call in your men. Well. No woman ever died from that. When you're finished, all I'll need will be a tub of boiling water, and I'll be exactly what I was before - with just another filthy memory.
Cheyenne: [sighs] You make good coffee, at least?


Albert Amundsen: ...after I leave here... from this place... from your mind. And regardless of what you think of me...
Murray Burns: I think you're a dirty O.W.
Albert Amundsen: [slight pause] And do you know what you are? Maladjusted!
Murray Burns: Ooh!
[strikes heart and sinks to the floor]


Henry Drummond: Let's play cards.


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Jason Robards Facts
Jason Robards was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Hope Maxine (née Glanville) Robards and Jason Robards, Sr., an actor who regularly appeared on the stage and in such early films as The Gamblers (1929) and was among the better-known actors of the first half of the twentieth century.

First lead role was in the 1953 off-Broadway production of "American Gothic" directed by José Quintero.

Was a trustee at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

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