Richard Farnsworth

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Birth Name: Richard Farnsworth
Born: 09/01/1920
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Place: Lincoln, New Mexico, USA
Died: 10/06/2000

Though he had spoken a word here or there as a heavy getting ready to throw a punch, Farnsworth landed his first significant speaking role as the stagecoach driver in "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox" (1976), a Western comedy starring Goldie Hawn and George Segal. Retiring from stunt work to focus solely on acting in 1977, he received a richly deserved Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his startlingly sensitive portrayal of Jane Fonda's aging hand in Alan J Pakula's "Comes a Horseman" (1978). A welcome presence in any film, he marked time as a supporting player in "Tom Horn" and "Resurrection" (both 1980) and "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" (1981) before finally getting his chance... Continue Bio >>

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