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    Actor Richard Widmark Dies

    Richard Widmark died at his Conneticut home on Mon. after a lengthy illness. He was 93. His wife would not release details.

    Well, at least he led a long life. I just hate it because all the good "movie stars" of the golden age are going. I wasn't even his generation but I thought he was a handsome man.

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    Wow, 93!!

    I still remember watching him in some war movie where he kissed this girl so passionately...the way I wanted to be kissed back then (and now). Heartstopper. For me, anyway.

    RIP, Richard.

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    Richard Widmark was a great actor and a classy gentleman. I too hate it that there is practically no one left anymore from the "Golden Age of Hollywood." I loved this quote from Mr. Widmark's NY Times obit:

    In reality, the screen’s most vicious psychopath was a mild-mannered former teacher who had married his college sweetheart, the actress Jean Hazelwood, and who told a reporter 48 years later that he had never been unfaithful and had never even flirted with women because, he said, “I happen to like my wife a lot.”

    I believe he was married to his first wife for 55 years before she died. His second wife was also once married to Henry Fonda.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Widmark..you were a class act all the way...
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    The very first thing that came to mind when I heard this sad news was the episode on 'I Love Lucy' where she and Ethel take a Hollywood tour and Lucy sneaks into his yard to steal a grapefruit/orange. Naturally, Lucy somehow ends up in his house under his bear skin rug and ends up getting her stolen fruit autographed...

    Ironic, the things that will trigger a memory

    RIP Mr. Widmark. You will be missed

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    That is nice old age. RIP. Lots of memories left for others to think of him for years to come.

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    ahhh, he was a fine actor. He was so handsome and looked like such a sweet man. May he rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rag Doll 02 View Post
    The very first thing that came to mind when I heard this sad news was the episode on 'I Love Lucy' where she and Ethel take a Hollywood tour and Lucy sneaks into his yard to steal a grapefruit/orange. Naturally, Lucy somehow ends up in his house under his bear skin rug and ends up getting her stolen fruit autographed...

    Ironic, the things that will trigger a memory

    RIP Mr. Widmark. You will be missed
    LOL!! I thought of that too when I first read about it this afternoon! What a funny episode that was..
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    He was always one of my favorite actors. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rag Doll 02 View Post
    The very first thing that came to mind when I heard this sad news was the episode on 'I Love Lucy' where she and Ethel take a Hollywood tour and Lucy sneaks into his yard to steal a grapefruit/orange. Naturally, Lucy somehow ends up in his house under his bear skin rug and ends up getting her stolen fruit autographed...

    Ironic, the things that will trigger a memory

    RIP Mr. Widmark. You will be missed
    LOL As soon as I started this thread I was reminding my BF about that "I Love Lucy" episode.

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    I can't remember the name of the movie or much about it but he played an insane killer. There were close ups of his face all distorted and evil looking. I think it gave me nightmares. I am sorry to hear of his passing but really glad to hear in real life he was a gentle man.


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    I just watched him in "Once Upon a Texas Train" with Willie Nelson, Shaun Cassidy and Angie Dickinson. He and Willie rivaled for Angie's affections. DVD says 1987 and I don't know what he's done since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorann View Post
    I can't remember the name of the movie or much about it but he played an insane killer. There were close ups of his face all distorted and evil looking. I think it gave me nightmares. I am sorry to hear of his passing but really glad to hear in real life he was a gentle man.
    It might have been his first film in 1947, Kiss of Death. That's the only one I can think of at the moment...if it was a later film, I'm not sure off the top of my head. But he played a psychotic killer in Kiss of Death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liz325 View Post
    It might have been his first film in 1947, Kiss of Death. That's the only one I can think of at the moment...if it was a later film, I'm not sure off the top of my head. But he played a psychotic killer in Kiss of Death.
    Sounds like a good movie. I'm gonna have to try and find it.



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