Richard Farnsworth Overview:

Character actor, Richard Farnsworth, was born on Sep 1, 1920 in Los Angeles, CA. Farnsworth died at the age of 80 on Oct 6, 2000 in Lincoln, NM .



Although Farnsworth was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1978Best Supporting ActorComes a Horseman (1978)DodgerNominated
1999Best ActorThe Straight Story (1999)Alvin StraightNominated

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One son and one daughter, Diamond Farnsworth and Missy.

Died of self-inflicted gunshot wound. Had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1997.

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