Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark, whose six-decade film career was sparked by a memorable portrayal as a cackling hood, died March 24, 2008, at his home in Roxbury, CT. He was 93. Mr. Widmark would go one to play a wide variety of characters over the ensuing years — including an iconic film noir performance as a nervous London con artist in Jules Dassin's "Night and the City" — but for the first few years of his Hollywood tenure he was defined by Tommy Duo, a psychopathic gangster who was most frightening when he tittered, in Henry Hathaway's 1947 documentary-like noir "Kiss of Death."

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  • Born: Dec 26, 1914 in Sunrise Township, Minnesota
  • Death: Mar 24, 2008 in Roxbury, Connecticut