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Richard Widmark (1914-2008)
Born in Sunrise, Minnesota, on December 26th, 1914, Richard Widmark was often overlooked as one of the best movie actors of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Starting out in radio drama and Broadway, Widmark's film career kicked off big time as the psycho Tommy Udo in 'Kiss Of Death (1947)', in which he shockingly pushed a disabled woman down some stairs, but he was Oscar nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category!

Normally playing tough guys, Richard Widmark's major films include 'Saint Joan (1957)', 'Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)', 'Madigan (1968) (Widmark later reprised the role of Madigan in the TV series of the same name)', and 'Murder On The Orient Express (1974)'. He famously starred as Jim Bowie alongside John Wayne's Davy Crockett in 'The Alamo (1960)', and was impressively heroic in 'The Long Ships (1963)', as a Viking leader taking on mad Moor Sidney Poitier.

Richard Widmark died at home in Roxbury, Connecticut, after a long illness, on March 24th, 2008. He was 93.

- Paul Rance/

Richard Widmark In 'Panic In The Streets'
Richard Widmark in 'Panic In The Streets [1950]'

The Long Ships - Film Review

RICHARD WIDMARK DVDs available from - in association with
The Bedford Incident [1965]
Columbia Tri-Star Home Video
DVD - December 6, 2004
To The Devil A Daughter [1976]
Warner Home Video
DVD - October 11, 2004
RICHARD WIDMARK DVDs available from - in association with
Product photo The Alamo
Product photo Judgment at Nuremberg
Product photo Murder on the Orient Express

Richard Widmark Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

True Colors (1991)
Against All Odds (1984)
Who Dares Wins (1982)
Hanky Panky (1982)
National Lampoon Goes To The Movies (1982)
Bear Island (1979)
The Swarm (1978)
Coma (1978)
The Domino Principle (1977)
Rollercoaster (1977)
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
The Sell-Out (1976)
To The Devil A Daughter (1976)
Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
When The Legends Die (1972)
The Moonshine War (1970)
Death Of A Gunfighter (1969)
A Talent For Loving (1969)
Madigan (1968)
The Way West (1967)
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
The Bedford Incident (1965)
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Flight From Ashiya (1964)
The Long Ships (1963)
How The West Was Won (1962)
Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)
Two Rode Together (1961)
The Secret Ways (1961)
The Alamo (1960)
Warlock (1959)
The Trap (1959)
The Tunnel Of Love (1958)
The Law And Jake Wade (1958)
Time Limit (1957)
Saint Joan (1957)
The Last Wagon (1956)
Run For The Sun (1956)
Backlash (1956)
The Cobweb (1955)
A Prize Of Gold (1955)
Broken Lance (1954)
Garden Of Evil (1954)
Hell And High Water (1954)
Take The High Ground! (1953)
Pickup On South Street (1953)
Destination Gobi (1953)
My Pal Gus (1952)
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Don't Bother To Knock (1952)
Red Skies Of Montana (1952)
The Frogmen (1951)
Halls Of Montezuma (1950)
No Way Out (1950)
Panic In The Streets (1950)
Night And The City (1950)
Slattery's Hurricane (1949)
Down To The Sea In Ships (1949)
Yellow Sky (1949)
Road House (1948)
The Street With No Name (1948)
Kiss Of Death (1947)







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