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Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan was an American stage, screen and film actor. He was a long-time member of the New York Shakespeare Festival, and appeared in many plays both on and off Broadway. His films include Logan's Run, Old Boyfriends, Les Misérables, Raise the Titanic!, The Bunker, Dune, The Secret of My Success, The Hunt for Red October and Gettysburg. He was to have played the part of Dr. Charles Nichols in The Fugitive, but fell ill during shooting, and was replaced by Jeroen Krabbé. He died of a brain tumor in 1993.

Jordan's final role was that of General Lewis Armistead in Gettysburg. It has been said that this was one of his proudest achievements, being one of the first members of the cast some 15 years before the film made it to the big screen. He was close friends with author Michael Shaara, writer of The Killer Angels (the novel which Gettysburg was based upon), and also contributed to the screenplay. Jordan's last moment on screen was the mortal wounding of his character, General Armistead.

Jordan had one daughter with actress Kathleen Widdoes and a son with actress Blair Brown. At the time of his death, he was with actress Marcia Cross.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Richard Jordan Facts

Birth NameRobert Anson Jordan
OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 19, 1938
SignCancer
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathAugust 30, 1993 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 55)
Awards1977 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for Captains and the Kings)

Selected Filmography

Not available.