Richard Widmark Biography

Birthday: 1914-12-26
Place of Birth: Sunrise Township, Minnesota
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Richard Widmark grew up in Princeton, Illinois, and attended Lake Forest (IL) College, where he first began acting. He taught acting at Lake Forest after graduation until 1938, when he made his radio debut in New York in "Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories." Widmark made his Broadway stage debut in 1943 in "Kiss and Tell." He had been rejected as unsuitable for military service because of a perforated eardrum. In 1947, he got his big break, making film history as Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947), beginning a seven-year contract with 20th Century-Fox. His hand and footprints were cast in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in 1949. After his contract with Fox expired, Widmark went independent. He first appeared on TV as himself in an episode of "I Love Lucy" (1951), and began producing films from the late 1950s. His film career slowed in the 1970s, but he remained active in made-for-TV movies. He starred in his own TV series, "Madigan" (1972), based on his 1968 hit movie, but only six episodes were produced before the show was canceled.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Madigan Sgt. Dan Madigan 1972 - 1973
Coma Dr. Harris 1978 Drama
How the West Was Won Mike King 1979 Fantasy
Against All Odds 1984 Action
True Colors 1991 Drama
Vanished President Paul Roudebush 2006 - 2006
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Yellow Sky 1948
The Street with No Name Alec Stiles 1948 Crime, Drama
Slattery's Hurricane Will Slattery 1949
Night and the City Harry Fabian 1950
Panic in the Streets 1950 Crime, Thriller
Halls of Montezuma 1951
The Frogmen 1951 Adventure, Drama
Don't Bother to Knock Jed Towers 1952
Red Skies of Montana Cliff Mason 1952
O. Henry's Full House Johnny Kernan The Clarion Call 1952
Pickup on South Street Skip McCoy 1953 Thriller
Take the High Ground! Sgt. Thorne Ryan 1953
Garden of Evil Fiske 1954
Broken Lance 1954
Hell and High Water 1954 Action, Adventure, Drama
The Cobweb 1955 Drama
A Prize of Gold Sgt. Joe Lawrence 1955
Backlash 1956 Mystery, Romance
Run for the Sun 1956 Adventure, Thriller
The Last Wagon 1956 Adventure, Drama
Time Limit Col. William Edwards 1957
Saint Joan The Dauphin, Charles VII 1957 Drama, History
The Law and Jake Wade 1958
The Tunnel of Love 1959 Comedy, Romance
The Alamo Jim Bowie 1960 Action, Adventure, Drama
Two Rode Together 1961
Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 Drama, History
How the West Was Won Mike King 1962 0, Fantasy
Cheyenne Autumn 1964 Fantasy
Flight from Ashiya 1964 Adventure, Romance, Drama
The Long Ships 1964 Action, Adventure
The Bedford Incident 1965
Alvarez Kelly 1966
Madigan Detective Daniel Madigan 1968
Death of a Gunfighter 1969
The Moonshine War 1970
To the Devil a Daughter John Verney 1976
The Domino Principle 1977 0
Twilight's Last Gleaming Gen. Martin MacKenzie 1977
Rollercoaster 1977 Thriller
The Swarm Gen. Slater 1978 0, Reality Tv
Mr. Horn Al Sieber 1979
Against All Odds 1984 Action, Adventure, Crime
Once Upon A Texas Train Captain Owen Hayes 1988 0, Fantasy, 0
Coma Dr. Harris 2007
Death Hair 2 Paul Lukas 2014 Comedy, Drama, Horror
Murder on the Orient Express Ratchett 2017 0
True Colors 2018 Biography, 0