Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark

Performer

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

Roles (5)

Dunnigan's Daughter Playbill - Dec 1945 Dunnigan's Daughter (1945)
Opened Dec 26, 1945
  • as Jim Baird (Original)
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Kiss Them for Me Playbill - April 1945 Kiss Them for Me (1945)
Opened Mar 20, 1945
  • as Crewson (Original)
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Trio Playbill - Feb 1945 Trio (1944)
Opened Dec 29, 1944
  • as Ray MacKenzie (Original)
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Production Placeholder Get Away Old Man (1943)
Opened Nov 24, 1943
  • as Harry Bird (Original)
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Kiss and Tell Playbill - March 1943 Kiss and Tell (1943)
Opened Mar 17, 1943
  • as Lieut. Lenny Archer (Original)
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