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Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death
Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death

Richard Widmark (born December 26, 1914 in Sunrise, Minnesota) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actor. Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir movie written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Richard Widmark has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard. In 2002, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... Nickname: Capital of the New Century, OKC, O-City Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma. ...


Biography

Richard Widmark grew up in Princeton, Illinois, and attended Lake Forest College, where he studied acting. He taught acting at the college after graduation, before debuting on radio in 1938 in Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories. He appeared on Broadway in 1943 in Kiss and Tell. He was unable to join the military during World War II because of a perforated eardrum. Princeton is a city located in Bureau County, Illinois. ... Lake Forest College (founded in 1857 by Dr. Peter Klein, Ph. ... Aunt Jenny was an advertising character created for Spry Vegetable Shortening. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... The tympanic membrane, colloquially known as the eardrum, is a thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear. ...


Widmark's first movie appearance was in 1947's Kiss of Death, as the giggling, sociopathic villain Tommy Udo. His most notorious scene in the film found Udo pushing a wheelchair-bound old woman (played by Mildred Dunnock) down a flight of stairs to her death. Kiss of Death was a commercial and critical success, and started Widmark's seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Udo. Widmark's character in this film was the inspiration for the song, "The Ballad of Tommy Udo" by the band Kaleidoscope. // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir movie written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky. ... One popular concept of the villain, meant to mimic the purposely distinctive visage of villains from silent films of the early 20th century. ... Mildred Dunnock (born January 25, 1901; died July 5, 1991) was an American theater, film and television actress. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... A toy kaleidoscope tube Pattern as seen through a kaleidoscope tube Pattern as seen through a kaleidoscope tube Pattern as seen through a kaleidoscope tube Pattern as seen through a kaleidoscope tube The kaleidoscope is a toy containing small, brightly-colored tumbling objects, and a set of mirrors which reflect...


Widmark became so popular so fast that it was only two years later that he had his handprints cast in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater. In the intervening two years, he had appeared in Slattery's Hurricane, Down to the Sea in Ships, Yellow Sky, Road House and The Street with No Name. Image:Graumans Chinese Theatre, by Carol Highsmith fixed & straightened. ... Down to the Sea in Ships is a 1923 American silent movie about a devout Quaker captain of a fleet of whaling ships, William W. Morgan (William Walcott). ... Road House is a 1948 film noir directed by Jean Negulesco for Twentieth Century-Fox. ... The Street with No Name (1948) is a black-and-white film noir. ...


Widmark was married to his first wife, Jean Hazlewood, from April 5, 1942, until her death on March 2, 1997. Their daughter, Anne Heath Widmark, married baseball legend Sandy Koufax on January 1, 1969. In September of 1999, Widmark married Susan Blanchard, who was earlier Henry Fonda's third wife. Jean Hazlewood (4 August 1916–March 2, 1997) was an American screenwriter and wife of Richard Widmark for 55 years. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sanford Sandy Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/), born Sanford Braun on December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, is one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in Major League Baseball history. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Susan Blanchard (born 1928) is a American theatrical lyricist and producer as well as a socialite who has married several famous actors in her life. ... Henry Fonda in the classic 1957 film 12 Angry Men. ...


Selected filmography (mostly starring roles)

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