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Richard Widmark Overview:

Legendary actor, Richard Widmark, was born Richard Weedt Widmark on Dec 26, 1914 in Sunrise Township, MN. Widmark died at the age of 93 on Mar 24, 2008 in Roxbury, CT and was laid to rest in Roxbury Center Cemetery in Roxbury, Litchfield County, CT.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Widmark was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best Supporting ActorKiss of Death (1947)Tommy UdoNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Richard Widmark's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #85 on Apr 24, 1949. In addition, Widmark was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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"kills it" in Road House (1948) #Villains2017

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 25, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

"kills it" in Road House (1948) #Villains2017 made a dazzling debut in Howard Hawk’s Kiss of Death in 1947. His characterization of Tommy Udo caused a sensation. For the early part of his career, Widmark played bad guys and lunatics. One of his best was bad... Read full article


Night and the City (1950) with

By Greg Orypeck on Nov 13, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! “Harry, do you know what you’re doing? You’re killing me. You’re killing me and yourself.” — Mary Bristol to Harry Fabian iNght and the City is the darkest, the most unrelenting film noir, full of despicable characters for whom no one has any sympathy and so oppressively film noir, that ... Read full article


The Long Ships (1964) with

By Orson De Welles on Sep 18, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! The Greatest Viking Adventure of Them All! Surprisingly, we aren’t talking about the Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis epic The Vikings.  Though 1964’s The Long Ships was directed by Jack Cardiff, the cinematographer of The Vikings, the similarities do not go much farther. Filmed ... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born December 26th; 1914-2008 (4)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 26, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

    was nominated for one Academy Award during his career, that for Best Supporting Actor for Kiss of Death (his debut) in 1947. Of course that single nod is not an indication of his acting worthiness for he turned in many top-notch performances that gleam as shining stars in his f... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born December 26th; 1914-2008 (3)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 26, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados:     was nominated for one Academy Award during his career, that for Best Supporting Actor for Kiss of Death (his debut) in 1947. Of course that single nod is not an indication of his acting worthiness for he turned in many top-notch perf... Read full article


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Richard Widmark Quotes:

August 'Augie' Poole: [Unsuccessfully chasing a mouse] Wish I was back in the village, where the rats come out and fight.


The Dauphin, Charles VII: It's always you good men who do the big mischiefs.


The Dauphin, Charles VII: [after he is anointed and crowned in Rheims Cathedral] That holy oil Joan talked about is rancid.
Archbishop of Rheims: Your Majesty, that oil is nearly a thousand years old. It was brought by an angel to King Clovis.
The Dauphin, Charles VII: Well, no doubt it was fresher then.


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Good friends with Sidney Poitier. They co-starred in three films together.

Unforgettable in his screen debut in Kiss of Death (1947) as Tommy Udo, a psychopathic mob hit-man, who giggles gleefully even as he shoves a wheelchair-bound old woman, portrayed by Mildred Dunnock, tumbling down a long stairway to her demise.

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2002.

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