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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:

Alec Stiles: What's the use of having a war if you don't learn from it?


Skip McCoy: [after first kiss with Candy] Sometimes you look for oil, you hit a gusher.


August 'Augie' Poole: [Rebuffing Dick's offer to hire him as a gag writer] I'm an artist, not a gag man.


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He has significantly contributed to the preservation of land and nature in his adopted hometown of Roxbury, Connecticut. As one of the founding members of the Roxbury Land Trust, he has tenaciously worked to preserve the pristine character of the Litchfield County town which has been the long-time home of celebrities the likes of Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, and artist Alexander Calder. Actor and Widmark's friend, Walter Matthau also owned property in bucolic Roxbury and at Widmark's urging, Matthau made a generous contribution of property to the trust shortly before his death.

His daughter with wife Jean Hazlewood, Anne Heath Widmark, an artist and author, married baseball legend Sandy Koufax on 1 January 1969.

When Kiss of Death (1947) was released to theaters in 1947, 20th Century Fox's publicity department encouraged theater owners to "Sell Richard Widmark!" Fox's publicity manual advised theaters to have a local printer make up "Wanted" with Widmark's face on them to advertise the film, in which he made his debut. The part was small, but Widmark made it one of the most indelible performances in the history of cinema.

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