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Richard Farnsworth

Richard FarnsworthBorn: 1-Sep-1920
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 6-Oct-2000
Location of death: Lincoln, NM
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Comes a Horseman

Stuntman for four decades, then later an actor. He was nominated for an Oscar twice, the first time as supporting actor in Comes a Horseman in 1979, and then for best actor in The Straight Story in 2000. After diagnosis with terminal cancer, he shot himself.

Wife: Maggie Farnsworth (m. 1947, d. 1985, one son, one daughter)
Son: Diamond Farnsworth (stuntman)
Daughter: Missy
Girlfriend: Jewely Van Valin (engaged to be married, until his death)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1560 Vine St.
    National Cowboy Hall of Fame (1997)
    Endorsement of Little Caesar's
    Shot: Self-Inflicted (6-Oct-2000)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Straight Story (21-May-1999)
    Lassie (22-Jul-1994)
    The Getaway (11-Feb-1994) · Slim
    Highway to Hell (13-Mar-1992) · Sam
    Havana (12-Dec-1990) · Professor
    Misery (30-Nov-1990) · Buster
    The Two Jakes (10-Aug-1990) · Earl Rawley
    Space Rage (25-Dec-1985)
    Anne of Green Gables (1-Dec-1985)
    Chase (23-Nov-1985)
    Sylvester (15-Mar-1985)
    Into the Night (15-Feb-1985)
    Rhinestone (22-Jun-1984) · Noah
    The Natural (11-May-1984) · Red Blow
    Independence Day (21-Jan-1983)
    The Grey Fox (16-Dec-1982)
    Waltz Across Texas (Oct-1982)
    Ruckus (5-Feb-1982)
    The Legend of the Lone Ranger (22-May-1981)
    Resurrection (6-Sep-1980) · Esco
    Tom Horn (28-Mar-1980) · John Coble
    Comes a Horseman (25-Oct-1978) · Dodger
    Another Man, Another Chance (28-Sep-1977) · Stagecoach Driver
    Roots (23-Jan-1977)
    The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1-Apr-1976) · Stage Coach Driver
    The Soul of Nigger Charley (16-May-1973)
    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (18-Dec-1972)
    Ulzana's Raid (18-Oct-1972) · Trooper
    The Cowboys (13-Jan-1972)
    Monte Walsh (2-Oct-1970) · Cowboy
    Texas Across the River (26-Oct-1966) · Medicine Man



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