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Richard W. Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982) and The Straight Story (1999), for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard W. Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982) and The Straight Story (1999), for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Farnsworth, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1920-09-01

Day of Death 2000-10-06

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1999 The Straight Story as Alvin Straight
1994 Lassie as Len Collins
1994 The Getaway
1993 The Fire Next Time (2 episodes) as Frank Morgan
1992 The Boys of Twilight (1 episode) as Cody McPherson
1991 Highway to Hell as Sam
1990 Havana as Professor
1990 Misery as J.T. "Buster" McCain
1990 The Two Jakes as Earl Rawley
1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars as Sheriff Campbell
1988 Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood as Percy
1985 Anne of Green Gables (2 episodes) as Matthew Cuthbert
1985 Chase as Judge Grand Pettitt
1985 Space Rage as Colonel
1985 Sylvester as John Foster
1985 Into the Night as Jack Caper
1985 Le bonheur au bout du chemin as Matthew Cuthbert
1984 Highway to Heaven (1 episode)
1984 Rhinestone as Noah Ferris
1984 The Natural as Red Blow
1983 Independence Day as Evan
1982 The Grey Fox as Bill Miner
1982 Waltz Across Texas as Frank Walker
1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger as Wild Bill Hickok
1981 Louis L'Amour's The Cherokee Trail as Ridge Fenton
1981 Ruckus as Sheriff Jethro Pough
1980 Resurrection as Esco
1980 Tom Horn as John Coble
1978 Comes a Horseman as Dodger
1977 Another Man, Another Chance as Stagecoach Driver
1976 The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox as Stagecoach driver
1975 Strange New World as Elder
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1973 The Soul of Nigger Charley as Walker
1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean as Outlaw
1972 Ulzana's Raid as Trooper
1972 Pocket Money
1970 Monte Walsh as Cowboy
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode)
1967 Cimarron Strip (2 episodes)
1966 Texas Across the River as Medicine Man
1965 The Big Valley (2 episodes)
1960 Spartacus as Salt Mine Slave / Gladiator / Slave General (uncredited)
1959 The Rebel (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (2 episodes)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 State Trooper (1 episode)
1955 The Violent Men as Anchor Rider (uncredited)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1949 Mighty Joe Young as Cowboy
1943 This Is the Army as Soldier (uncredited)
1939 Gone with the Wind as Soldier (uncredited)
1939 Gunga Din as Bit Part
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo as Mongol Warrior (uncredited)

Crew

1975 The Master Gunfighter Stunts
1967 The War Wagon Stunts
1954 The Caine Mutiny Stunts
1947 Stallion Road Stunts

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