Richard Farnsworth

Richard Farnsworth was born in 1920 in Los Angeles.   In his teens he worked as a stuntsman in such films as 1937’s “The Adventures of Marco Polo” with Gary Cooper.   He had small parts in such films as “Red River”, “The Wold One” and “The Ten Commandments”.   In the 1970’s he began to get larger parts  and won widespread claim in “Come a Horseman” with Jane Fonda in 1979.   He was nominated for an Oscar in 1999 for his tender and wonderful performance in “The Straight Story”.   Richard Farnsworth died in 2000.

Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth

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