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1) Richard Weedt Widmark was born on December 26, 1914.
Where was he born?
Sunrise Township, Minnesota
2) Widmark made his debut as a radio actor in
What was the
Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories
Search for Tomorrow
Days of Our Lives
Wal-Mart Radio Theater
3) He was unable to join the
military during World War II because of a perforated eardrum.
4) Widmark's first movie appearance was in
Kiss of Death (1947), as the giggling, sociopath villain.
What was the character’s
Big Eddie Williams
5) Yellow Sky (1948) is an American
western film directed by William A. Wellman.
Who does Widmark play in the movie?
James 'Stretch' Dawson
6) In Broken Lance (1954)
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux (Spencer Tracy) raids a copper
smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property
among his sons. Son Joe (Robert Wagner) takes responsibility for
the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke
partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he
Who does Widmark play in the film?
7) The Last Wagon (1956) is a western
film that tells of "Comanche Todd", a half-breed scout wanted
for murder and now on his way to be hanged. Widmark plays
Comanche Todd. The film was shot on location in Sedona, AZ, at
the mouth of Oak Creek Canyon.
8) The Law and Jake Wade (1958) is a
western released by MGM and directed by the legendary John
Sturges. The title name, Jake Wade is a now reformed town
sheriff marshal with a past that will soon catch up with him.
Before he is able to settle down nicely and live peacefully with
his new bride, Peggy Carter, an old shadowy friend Clint
Hollister is released from jail.
Who does Widmark
play in the movie?
9) Warlock (1959) is a film, released
by Twentieth Century Fox and shot in colour and CinemaScope. It
is a Western adapted from the novel by Oakley Hall (screenplay
written by Robert Alan Aurthur). Directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Richard Widmark gets top billing.
Who is NOT one of the movie’s
10) Two Rode Together (1961) is a
western film directed by John Ford. In the 1880s, Marshal
Guthrie McCabe (Jimmy Stewart) is content to be the business and
personal partner of attractive saloon owner Belle Aragon (Annelle
Hayes), receiving ten percent of the profits. When relatives of
Comanche captives demand that Army Major Fraser (John McIntire)
free them, he uses a combination of army pressure and high pay
to get the reluctant McCabe to take on the job of ransoming any
he can find. He assigns Lieutenant Jim Gary (Richard Widmark) to
does Widmark‘s character propose to in the movie?
11) Alvarez Kelly
(1966) is a war film set in the American Civil War. The film was
based on the real-life Beefsteak Raid of September 1864. It
stars Richard Widmark.
stars as the title character Alvarez Kelly?
Don 'Red' Barry
12) In 1878, chiefs Little Wolf (Ricardo
Montalban) and Dull Knife (Gilbert Roland) lead over three
hundred starved and weary Cheyenne from their reservation in the
Oklahoma territory to their home in Wyoming. The government sees
this as an act of rebellion, and the sympathetic Captain Thomas
Archer (Richard Widmark) is forced to lead his troops in an
attempt to stop the tribe. As the press misrepresents the
native's motives and goals for their trek as malicious,
Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz (Edward G. Robinson) tries
to prevent violence from erupting between the army and the
natives. Also featured are James Stewart as Wyatt Earp and
Carroll Baker as a pacifist school teacher and Archer's (Widmark)
Little Wolf‘s Trek
13) Widmark died after a long
illness on March 24, 2008, at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut
at age 93.
14) Where was Richard
Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio
East Cemetery, Litchfield, Connecticut,
Roxbury Center Cemetery, Roxbury,