(1/12/48) Radio: Appeared in "Lux Radio Theatre" episode "Kiss of Death".
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[on his giggling psychopathic killer in his debut film Kiss of Death
(1947)] I'd never seen myself on the screen, and when I did, I wanted to shoot myself. That damn laugh of mine! For two years after that picture, you couldn't get me to smile. I played the part the way I did because the script struck me as funny and the part I played made me laugh, the guy was such a ridiculous beast.
Despite playing heartless killers and bigots on film, he personally denounced all kinds of violence and the usage of guns. He admitted that once he went fishing and regretted the fact he caught a trout and took its life. He also apologized profusely to Sidney Poitier
during the shoot of the movie No Way Out
(1950) after filming scenes together which called for Widmark to spew out racist remarks.