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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 .

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

Shortly before his death, when asked by film critic Roger Ebert what he was most proud of in regards to his acting career, he replied that it was the fact that in over 60 movies he never says one cuss word.

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

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