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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Richard Widmark Quotes:

Skip McCoy: So you're a Red, who cares? Your money's as good as anybody else's.


Dick Pepper: You're like that plant. You need more elbow room, more dirt. A bigger jardinière. You'll never be an artist because you're denying yourself the emotional soil your roots need. You're pot-bound!
August 'Augie' Poole: [Taken aback] "Pot-bound"? Why, you mixed up Luther Burbank! You just attacked me for being too normal! That's a perfect example of 'doublethink'!


Skip McCoy: I know you pinched me three times and got me convicted three times and made me a three time loser. And I know you took an oath to put me away for life. Well you're trying awful hard with all this patriotic eye-wash, but get this: I didn't grift that film and you can't prove I did! And if I said I did, you'd slap that fourth rap across my teeth no matter what promises you made!


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His acting idol was Spencer Tracy.

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

Earned several awards in oratory contests while a pre-law student at Lake Forest College. He was also active in the drama department and played the lead in the play "Counselor-at-Law" as a sophomore.

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