Widmark first appeared in movies in 1947's Kiss of Death (in which he giggles as he pushes a wheelchair-bound old woman down a flight of stairs), which started his seven year contract with 20th Century Fox. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the performance.
Widmark became so popular, so fast, that it was only two years later that he had his handprints cast in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater. In the intervening two years, he had appeared in Slattery's Hurricane, Down to the Sea in Ships, Yellow Sky, Road House and The Street with No Name.
Other starring roles were in Panic in the Streets, No Way Out, Halls of Montezuma, Pickup on South Street, Take the High Ground!, Warlock, The Alamo, Judgment at Nuremberg, How the West Was Won, The Bedford Incident, Murder on the Orient Express, Coma and Madigan (he also starred in the television series which was based on the latter movie).
In 2002, Widmark was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Richard Widmark Facts
|Birthday||December 26, 1914|
|Birthplace||Sunrise, Minnesota, USA|
|Date of death||March 24, 2008 (age 93)|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Richard Widmark compared to you?|
|Against All Odds (1984)|
|Murder on the Orient Express (1974)|
|The Long Ships (1964)|
|How the West Was Won (1963)|
|Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)|
|The Alamo (1960)|
|Panic in the Streets (1950)|
|The Street with No Name (1948)|