Actor Widmark Dies

Hollywood actor RICHARD WIDMARK has died at the age of 93. He passed away at his home in Connecticut on Monday (24Mar08) after a long illness, according his wife Susan Blanchard. The Minnesota-born star enjoyed a career spanning more than four decades, during which he made over 70 films. He made his silver screen debut in 1947, aged 33, as a psychopathic killer in Kiss of Death - a role which earned him an Oscar nomination and scooped him the Golden Globe prize for Best Actor. Widmark went on to star in 1950s classics like Night and the City, Broken Lance and appeared alongside Marilyn Monroe in 1952's Don't Bother to Knock. He will also be remembered for his roles in Judgement at Nuremberg (1961) and 1964's Cheyenne Autumn. Widmark made his final big-screen outing in 1991 thriller True Colors. He is survived by his second wife Blanchard and a daughter from his first marriage to writer Jean Hazlewood.


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