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.



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

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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Kiss of Death starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, and in his screen debut

By Stephen Reginald on Jul 21, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Kiss of Death starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, and in his screen debut Kiss of Death (1947) is a film noir directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, and Coleen Gray. It marked the screen debut of ; he earned a Best Su... Read full article

Yellow Sky—Classic Western with Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 29, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Yellow Sky—Classic Western with Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and Yellow Sky (1948) is a western directed by William A. Wellman that stars Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and . Anne Baxter confronts Gregory Peck in Yellow Sky The plot centers on Peck and his ban... Read full article

Garden of Evil (1954): Starring Gary Cooper and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 22, 2020 From 4 Star Films

It does feel like one of the grand old westerns we left behind in more recent years. It’s a big picture in the horizontal majesty of widescreen, Glorious Technicolor, backed by the only score Bernard Hermann would ever arrange for the West. There’s little doubt we are in for a spectacle ... Read full article

"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

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Richard Widmark Quotes:

Commodore Schrepke: That permission specifically said "if the sub is still in territorial waters", is that not so?
Captain Finlander: A matter of interpretation, Commodore.
Commodore Schrepke: But the Russian is in international waters. The ocean is free, my captain.
Captain Finlander: Yeah, so it is.
Commodore Schrepke: So you have lost your opportunity. It was magnificent -
Captain Finlander: Look, if I catch a man robbing my house and he makes a break for the street, do I let him go just because he made it to the sidewalk?

Skip McCoy: You boys are talking to the wrong corner. I'm just a guy keeping my hands in my own pockets.
FBI Agent Zara: If you refuse to cooperate you'll be as guilty as the traitors who gave Stalin the A-bomb.
Skip McCoy: Are you waving the flag at *me*?

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 was the stepfather of Amy Fonda, daughter of Henry Fonda and Susan Blanchard.

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

Despite playing heartless killers and bigots on film, he personally denounced all kinds of violence and the usage of guns. He admitted that once he went fishing and regretted the fact he caught a trout and took its life. He also apologized profusely to Sidney Poitier during the shoot of the movie No Way Out (1950) after filming scenes together which called for Widmark to spew out racist remarks.

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