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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Richard Widmark - RIP

Prolific actor Richard Widmark has passed away at 93.

Widmark could be called the Dan Marino of actors. Marino reached the Super Bowl in his second season but never made a return appearance despite playing 15 more superlative seasons. Widmark likewise had early success - he was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the 1947 thriller "Kiss of Death." He played Tommy Udo, who delighted in pushing an old lady in a wheelchair down a flight of stairs to her death. Despite making over seventy more films it was his only Oscar nomination.

My favorite Widmark film is The Bedford Incident. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend renting it. The contentious scenes between him and Sidney Poitier are riveting.


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