Richard W. Farnsworth

Richard W. Farnsworth

His role in 'Comes a Horseman' (1978)
Richard Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 - October 6, 2000) was an American actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, he began his film career as a stunt man, performing several horse riding stunts in such films as the Marx Brothers' A Day at the Races at the age of 17. He received his first credit, as "Dick Farnsworth", in Texas Across the River in 1966.Farnsworth's career was largely in Western films, although he did appear in the television miniseries Roots and in 1985 he appeared in the Canadian series Anne of Green Gables.In 1979 Farnsworth was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Comes a Horseman and in 2000 he was nominated for Best Actor for The Straight Story.Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Farnsworth committed suicide by shooting himself at his ranch in Lincoln, New Mexico. He is interred with his wife in the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.Richard Farnsworth has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.Source:
I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films, and he got excited once in a while.More Richard W. Farnsworth quotes [08/22/2011 03:08:53]
I don't know if you saw the parting of the Red Sea with the chariots on the horses, I did stuff like that.More Richard W. Farnsworth quotes [08/22/2011 03:08:34]
I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh - I worked for some real good directors.More Richard W. Farnsworth quotes [08/22/2011 03:08:49]
I was a stunt man for 35 years.More Richard W. Farnsworth quotes [08/22/2011 03:08:42]
I worked with Cecil B DeMille quite a few times.More Richard W. Farnsworth quotes [08/22/2011 03:08:58]

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