Bill Miner
Gary Cooper
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Frances Sternhagen
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James Caan
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Stephen King

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Richard Farnsworth

Knowledge Identifier: +Richard_Farnsworth


Richard Farnsworth

American actor and stuntman add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1920.

Countries: United States (62%), Oklahoma (15%), (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bill Miner, The Straight Story, Gary Cooper

Linked to: Olympia Brewing Company, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor




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Richard Farnsworth was born in 1920 add something


His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in "The Grey Fox" and "The Straight Story" , for which he received a nomination for an Academy award for Best Actor add something


In 1937, when he was sixteen, he started by riding horses in films such as "The Adventures of Marco Polo" with Gary Cooper add something


However, it was not until 1963 that he finally received his first acting credit add something


Farnsworth's acting career was largely in western films, although he did appear in the 1977 television miniseries "Roots" and the short-lived but critically acclaimed 1992 summer replacement "The Boys of Twilight" add something


In 1979, Farnsworth was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor for "Comes a Horseman" add something


Farnsworth became well known in the Pacific Northwest for portraying the groundskeeper who saw the mythical "Artesians" in the 1980s Olympia Beer ad campaign add something


However, his breakthrough came when he played stagecoach robber Bill Miner in the 1982 Canadian film "The Grey Fox", for which he won a Genie award add something


Bill Miner - Miner was the subject of the 1983 Canadian film "The Grey Fox", in which he was played by Richard Farnsworth


He appeared in "The Natural" in 1984 add something


In 1985, he appeared in the Canadian miniseries "Anne of Green Gables", winning a Gemini award for his performance as Matthew Cuthbert add something


Farnsworth was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in the early 1990s add something


Misery (film) - "'Misery"' is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances Sternhagen


In 1997, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma add something


By 1999, he had been diagnosed as having terminal bone cancer add something


He helped with the 'Last Great Cattle Drive of This Millennium' in 1999 add something


In 1999, he was nominated for an Academy award for Best Actor for "The Straight Story" add something

Richard Farnsworth died in 2000 add something


On October 6, 2000 Farnsworth committed suicide by shooting himself at his ranch add something