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Richard Widmark dies at 93

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Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark (1914-2008) has died after a long illness. He’s memorable in all his movies, but I particularly remember his performance in the great Western Warlock (1959). The photo shows him in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).

Here he is in a clip from Kiss of Death (1947), his debut movie. From the second link:

The film [Kiss of Death] landed him an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe award for best newcomer – but he was not entirely enamoured with fame.

“That damned laugh of mine!” he said in 1961. “For two years after that picture, you couldn’t get me to smile.

“I played the part the way I did because the script struck me as funny and the part I played made me laugh.”

And here’s a bit from Sammy Fuller’s Pickup on South Street (1953):

Written by Leisureguy

26 March 2008 at 11:42 am

Posted in Daily life

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