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  Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 - October 6, 2000) was an American actor.
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.
Richard Farnsworth has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.
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 Richard Farnsworth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor.
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 miniseries Anne of Green Gables, winning a Gemini Award for his performance as Matthew Cuthbert.
In 1979 Farnsworth was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Comes a Horseman and in 1999 he was nominated for Best Actor for The Straight Story.
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 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Richard Farnsworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Farnsworth struggled through school until his family's deep poverty during the Depression led him to abandon his education at the age of 15 and take a $7 a week job as a stable boy.
Farnsworth was in his second year as a stable hand when he encountered a pair of Paramount Studios executives who were looking for horses for a western as well as someone who could ride them.
As Farnsworth entered his late 50s and was less inclined to risk the injuries associated with stunt doubling, he embarked on a second career as an actor.
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 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Actor Richard Farnsworth dies
Farnsworth spent 40 years as a stuntman and double before winning his first speaking role at the age of 57.
Farnsworth's fiancee, Jewely Van Valin, said that he himself was struggling with pain caused by cancer as he made the film.
Farnsworth was born on 1 September 1920 in Los Angeles and began his career as a stuntman at the age of 16, often doubling for stars in Westerns.
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 CNN.com - Entertainment - Actor Richard Farnsworth found dead at home - October 7, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Farnsworth had said the heart of his performance in "The Straight Story," came from his respect for Alvin Straight, the real-life person on whom his portrayal of a 73-year-old man who rode a tractor across the country was based.
Farnsworth was a poor student who dropped out of school during the Depression at age 15 and went to work as a stable boy at a polo barn.
In 1990, Farnsworth moved out of his home of 40 years in the Hollywood Hills and came to the outskirts of Lincoln, a town of 565 in the foothills of two mountain ranges that is known for Billy the Kid's famous escape.
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 Richard Farnsworth
Farnsworth is a veteran of over 300 movies, but it was not until he was 61- years-old and cast as Bill Miner in The Grey Fox, that he played his first leading role in a feature film.
A native to Los Angeles, California, Richard was a high-school dropout, and became a rodeo rider at age 16.
During his years at Republic studios, it was not unusual for Farnsworth to receive a bigger paycheque than the actors for whom he doubled.
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 E! Online News - Actor Richard Farnsworth Kills Himself   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Richard Farnsworth, the unassuming former stuntman whose acting career was jumpstarted this year with an Oscar nomination for The Straight Story, has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Farnsworth's career in show-biz spanned some 60 years, but it wasn't until last year that the gentle, grey-mustached actor found himself in the role that would define his career.
Farnsworth, born September 1, 1920 in Los Angeles, was a poor student who quit school during the Great Depression to go to work as a stable boy at a polo barn.
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 Richard Farnsworth at tedstrong.com
Sullivan said Friday that Farnsworth was found dead at the residence he shared with his companion, Jule Vanvalin.
Farnsworth's weathered face and crystal blue eyes earned him roles in some of Hollywood's most popular movies but aside from Straight, he was mostly relegated to supporting roles.
And somehow she had heard of this film, known as a "sleeper," at the time, and recommended it to me. I found it a bit slow at the time, but I was 14.
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 MovieMaker Magazine | Issue #41 | Crossing the Line - Richard Farnsworth (1920-2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But his death brings home a truth about Farnsworth that was evident in his films all along: It wasn't an image, but Farnsworth himself his gentility, his courage, his unassuming humanity that we saw on the screen.
Shocking and sad as the news of his suicide was, it's understandable that he would be unwilling to endure the role of a dying man when, in fact, the thing he did best the only thing he knew how to do was to show us the truth of living.
As a stableboy at a Los Angeles polo barn frequented by actors in the 1930s, the teenage Farnsworth was initially recruited to play one of 500 Mongolian horsemen in The Adventures of Marco Polo.
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 L.M. Montgomery Resources
Farnsworth a Genie award for Best Foreign Actor in 1982.  Richard Farnsworth then carried his kindly demeanor into films such as The Natural with Robert Redford, Tom Horn, Resurrection and 1991's Misery, in which he played a Columbo-like small-town sheriff.
Farnsworth was born on Sept. 1, 1920 in Los Angeles and began his film career at the age of 16 as a stuntman.
Richard Farnsworth, the veteran Western actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1999 movie "The Straight Story," committed suicide Friday at his ranch near Lincoln.
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 CNN - Oscar Chat
Farnsworth had his first speaking role in "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox." He was nominated for an Academy Award for his first major film role in 1977, in Alan J. Pakula's "Comes A Horseman" with Jane Fonda.
Richard Farnsworth: I enjoy the acting more now but at the time I started acting, I was 57 years old and had done stunts for 35 years.
Richard Farnsworth: It would average two to three hours a day and, of course, a lawnmower only does five miles an hour, so it was a pretty slow trip.
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 Actor Richard Farnsworth Dies :: Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Actor Richard Farnsworth, an Oscar nominee this year for Best Actor for “The Straight Story,” died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday night in Lincoln, N.M. The oldest actor to be nominated for a Best Actor statuette, Farnsworth was 80.
Farnsworth, a Los Angeles native, was a stuntman for more than 30 years and moved into acting at age 57.
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 Online NewsHour: Pulitzer Prize Winner: Fiction -- May 7, 2002
RICHARD RUSSO: No, that was one of the things that I was pleased to stumble across as...
ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: You started writing-- at least this is what I read-- when you were a graduate student at Arizona, and your first attempt at a novel was about Arizona, but it...
RICHARD RUSSO: Well, the best news, the best news after the prize itself, is that I was fortunate enough to have gotten about 75 or 100 pages into a new novel.
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 Online NewsHour: In Memoriam: Patrick O'Brian- January 10, 2000
They seem to evoke strong passions in their fans, one of whom is Richard Snow, editor in chief of "American Heritage" Magazine, and an author of two historical novels himself.
RICHARD SNOW: His two great characters are a British sea captain in the Napoleonic wars and the British sea captain's surgeon, best friend named Stephen Maturin.
RICHARD SNOW: Well, the novels are quite extraordinary, I think, in that they work on every level.
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 Actor Richard Farnsworth dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound: 10/8/00
Farnsworth, 80, a former stuntman who was involved in filmmaking for more than 60 years, was nominated earlier this year for the Oscar, becoming the oldest person ever nominated in the best-actor category.
Farnsworth was nominated for an Oscar this year for his portrayal of Alvin Straight in "The Straight Story." He played an Iowa man who made headlines in 1994 for riding his lawnmower more than 250 miles to see his ailing, estranged brother.
Born in Los Angeles, Farnsworth was a poor student who dropped out of school during the Depression at age 15 and went to work as a stable boy at a polo barn.
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 The Columnists.com has columns about entertainment, television, music, and screen classics
Farnsworth was one of my personal favorites--as an actor and as a man. I enjoyed him so much on screen that I would go out of my way to see anything he chose to do.
When Farnsworth told me he also was one of the wranglers who roped the giant ape in the 1949 "Mighty Joe Young," I rushed right home, slapped the tape on my VCR and stop-framed the famous scene where Ben Johnson and his cowboys surround the big gorilla on an African plain and finally subdue him.
Farnsworth preferred to do all his interviews in comfortable settings--and his favorite was the big riding stables and horsemen's club in Burbank.
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 BBC - Films -article article - Richard Farnsworth - An Obituary
Farnsworth had been diagnosed as suffering from terminal cancer and chose to commit suicide with a shotgun rather than suffer the ravages of the disease.
Farnsworth appeared in "Ulzana's Raid" (1972), "Rooster Cogburn" (1975) and Clint Eastwood's revisionist opus "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976).
Farnsworth's grizzled looks were put to use as Alvin Straight, an aged but kindly Iowa curmudgeon who travels some 250 miles on his lawnmower to visit his estranged brother.
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 Richard Farnsworth's Dignity and Grace
Farnsworth was one of the sweetest, gentlest men I've met in 20 years of interviewing celebrities -- and easily the least pretentious.
Farnsworth used the rough grammar of a cowboy and spoke with a drawl, even though he was born and reared in Los Angeles.
And yet, because Farnsworth was a gun collector and identified strongly with the Old West, the quick efficiency of a gunshot -- and the chance to spare his family a lingering death -- seemed oddly in character.
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 Straight Story, The (1999): Reviews
Farnsworth's embodiment of old American values, with their combination of delicacy, reserve, and stand-alone independence, is a one-of-a-kind treasure.
The wonderful Richard Farnsworth plays the lead, and he was clearly born for the part...a highly affecting and suggestive spiritual odyssey.
Richard Farnsworth shines as Alvin Straight, a role, one gets the feeling, that he has been preparing for all his life.
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 Actors - Richard Farnsworth fansite,birthdate,contact,biography,galleries,movies,films,pictures,photos,dvd,vhs,cd
No one can accuse Richard Farnsworth of taking the easy road to film stardom: by the time he finally got name-above-the-title billing, he was 61 years old, and had been in films for 34 of those years.
Born in Los Angeles on September 1, 1920, Farnsworth was a high-school dropout who became a rodeo rider at the age of 16.
Farnsworth's studio years were fairly lucrative; in addition to working with directors ranging from Cecil B. De Mille and Sam Peckinpah, it was not unusual for the stunt man to receive a bigger paycheck than the actors for whom he doubled.
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 Philo Farnsworth: Fusor (Inertial Electrostatic Confinement)
Farnsworth reasoned that he could build an electrostatic confinement system in which the "walls" of the reactor were electrons or ions being held in place by the multipactor.
Farnsworth ran a fairly "open" lab, and several of the lab techs also built their own fusor designs.
In the mid-1950's, P. Farnsworth (one of the inventors of television) pondered the bright visible convergent focus glow that forms in the center of spherical multipactor tubes, and came up with the idea of using a spherical diode with the inner electrode in the form of a highly transparent wire grid (i.e.
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 The Montgomery Clift Shrine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Richard Farnsworth is 79 now, and very touched by the response to his new film, David Lynch's The Straight Story.
Which is typical of Farnsworth, his courtesy, and the way he was happy to be useful.
Polo was fashionable among stars and studio executives, and Dick Farnsworth made $6 a week as a teenager learning how to ride any kind of horse, schooling it to behave with Tyrone Power or Darryl F Zanuck or Joel McCrea in the saddle.
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 Biography for Richard Farnsworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Farnsworth followed his Oscar nomination with a number of finely wrought performances, including The Grey Fox (1982) and The Natural (1984).
During the telecast of the 73rd Annual Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Richard Farnsworth was honoured by being included in the always touching and memorable segment that pays tribute to those in the industry who have passed away over the course of the previous year.
Shortly before his death, when asked by film critic Roger Ebert what he was most proud of in regards to his acting career, he replied that it was the fact that in over 60 movies he never says one cuss word.
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 Amazon.com: The Grey Fox (1983) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Farnsworth does his own riding showing once again, that he was such a great and respected presence on the screen.
Farnsworth and his costar, Jackie Burroughs, are a delight, and their slow and gradual courtship sequence is one of the most romantic to ever reach the screen.
Richard Farnsworth enjoyed a very long career, first as a stuntman and later as a character actor, and this performance is the pinnacle of his work.
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 Richard Farnsworth | The Straight Story | movies : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Richard Farnsworth died last Saturday of a self inflicted gunshot wound.
He was 80 and suffering from terminal cancer, and while the manner of his death may seem awful and tragic on the face of it, it also seems in keeping with the quiet directness with which he walked the screen.
Richard Farnsworth worked in a medium where the moment -- the scene -- was what mattered, but each scene in his films seems to be a calm island that hints at the full man beneath.
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 Richard Farnsworth Tribute Rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the center portrait, Richard holds a six-shooter in a pose that brings to mind early photographs from the days of the Old West.
To the left he is shown as a rugged cowboy and to the right is an image of him as a modern day rancher with his warm, friendly smile that established a special rapport with his many fans.
Since the Richard Farnsworth Tribute Rifle is a working Winchester Model 94 Rifle, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
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 Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth - Richard Farnsworth Age: 80 actor who began his career as a stunt man and turned to dramatic roles...
The Arts: It's never too late to become a star Richard Farnsworth spent a lifetime as one of Hollywood's busiest extras, which makes it all the more incredible that at 80 he is starring in a David Ly (The Sunday Telegraph)
Richard Farnsworth dans une scène du film "The Straight Story", où est utilisé aussi un tracteur-tondeuse Sérieusement ivr.
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 CTV.ca - Actor Richard Farnsworth found dead - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Actor Richard Farnsworth has been found dead in his New Mexico home.
Farnsworth was the oldest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Farnsworth had been involved in filmmaking for more than 60 years.
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 Celebrity Deathwatch: Richard Farnsworth, Actor, 80
Farnsworth, who had been involved in filmmaking for more than 60 years, was nominated this year for an Oscar for best actor for his performance in "The Straight Story." Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Sullivan released a statement Friday night saying Farnsworth died at his home in Lincoln, about 250 miles southeast of Albuquerque.
He was going down hill." Van Valin said Farnsworth was diagnosed several years ago with terminal cancer, which had left him partially paralyzed.
"He couldn't fight it, and cancer got him." Oldest leading actor Oscar nominee Farnsworth had said the heart of his performance in "The Straight Story," came from his respect for Alvin Straight, the real-life person on whom his portrayal of a 73-year-old man who rode a tractor across the country was based.
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