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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Whorf (June 4, 1906 – December 14, 1966) was an American actor, author, director, and designer.

Richard was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts to Harry and Sarah (Lee) Whorf. Richards's older brother was the well-known American linguist, Benjamin Lee Whorf. Whorf began his acting career on the Boston stage as a teenager then moving to Broadway when he was 21. Early on, he was in a production of Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre in New York City. He moved to Hollywood and became a contract player in movies of the 1930s and 1940s before becoming a director in 1944.

He appeared in Christmas Holiday (1944), Blues in the Night (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), and Keeper of the Flame (1942). He directed a number of television programs in the 1950s and 1960s, the best known being the CBS hit comedy The Beverly Hillbillies. He also directed the short-lived 1959 syndicated adventure series, Border Patrol, and the 1964-65 television series, Mickey. Whorf directed the unsuccessful 1961 stage comedy, Julia, Jake and Uncle Joe. Whorf's hobby was painting - he sold his first painting at age 15 for US$100. Many of his small town landscape paintings reflected his American worldview and seemed to be inspired by painters like Grant Wood and Norman Rockwell. In the 17 March 1963 TV Channels syndicated rotogravure newspaper magazine, his painting career was profiled and his studio photographed. For the article, he told a reporter, "Who says that a man has to do one thing? Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Whorf, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Whorf (June 4, 1906 – December 14, 1966) was an American actor, author, director, and designer.

Richard was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts to Harry and Sarah (Lee) Whorf. Richards's older brother was the well-known American linguist, Benjamin Lee Whorf. Whorf began his acting career on the Boston stage as a teenager then moving to Broadway when he was 21. Early on, he was in a production of Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre in New York City. He moved to Hollywood and became a contract player in movies of the 1930s and 1940s before becoming a director in 1944.

He appeared in Christmas Holiday (1944), Blues in the Night (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), and Keeper of the Flame (1942). He directed a number of television programs in the 1950s and 1960s, the best known being the CBS hit comedy The Beverly Hillbillies. He also directed the short-lived 1959 syndicated adventure series, Border Patrol, and the 1964-65 television series, Mickey. Whorf directed the unsuccessful 1961 stage comedy, Julia, Jake and Uncle Joe. Whorf's hobby was painting - he sold his first painting at age 15 for US$100. Many of his small town landscape paintings reflected his American worldview and seemed to be inspired by painters like Grant Wood and Norman Rockwell. In the 17 March 1963 TV Channels syndicated rotogravure newspaper magazine, his painting career was profiled and his studio photographed. For the article, he told a reporter, "Who says that a man has to do one thing? Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Whorf, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1906-06-04

Day of Death 1966-12-14

Place of Birth Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)Director
1965 Mona McCluskey (22 episodes)Director
1965 Branded (1 episode)Director
1964 Mickey (1 episode)Director
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)Director
1963 Vacation Playhouse (2 episodes)Director
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (71 episodes)Director
1961 Father of the Bride (2 episodes)Director
1960 My Three Sons (34 episodes)Director
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)Director
1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1 episode)Director
1960 Tate (3 episodes)Director
1959 Law of the Plainsman (2 episodes)Director
1959 Johnny Staccato (2 episodes)Director
1959 Rawhide (3 episodes)Director
1958 The Ann Sothern Show (4 episodes)Director
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)Director
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (7 episodes)Director
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (6 episodes)Director
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)Director
1955 Gunsmoke (17 episodes)Director
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)Director
1951 The Groom Wore Spurs Director
1950 Champagne for Caesar Director
1948 Luxury Liner Director
1947 Love from a Stranger Director
1947 It Happened in Brooklyn Director
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By Director
1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife Director
1945 The Hidden Eye Director
1944 Blonde Fever Director
1942 March On, America! Director

Acting

1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1950 Chain Lightning as Carl Troxell
1944 The Impostor as Lt. Varenne
1944 Christmas Holiday as Simon Fenimore
1943 The Cross of Lorraine as François
1943 For God and Country as Arnold Miller
1943 Assignment in Brittany as Jean Kerenor
1943 Keeper of the Flame as Clive Kerndon
1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy as Sam Harris
1942 Juke Girl as Danny Frazier
1942 Breakdowns of 1942 as Himself (uncredited)
1941 Blues in the Night as Jigger Pine
1934 Midnight as Arthur Weldon

Production

1957 Bombers B-52 Producer
1957 Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend Producer
1956 The Burning Hills Producer

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