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

During the telecast of the 73rd Annual Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Richard Farnsworth was honoured by being included in the always touching and memorable segment that pays tribute to those in the industry who have passed away over the course of the previous year. [25 March 2001]

Engaged to Jewely Van Valin at the time of his death.

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