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Richard Bennett (I) (1870–1944)

Richard Bennett was born on May 21, 1870 in Deer Creek, Indiana, USA as Clarence Charles William Henry Richard Bennett. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Arrowsmith (1931) and Five and Ten (1931). He was married to Aimee Raisch Hastings, Adrienne Morrison and Grena Heller. He died on October 22, 1944 in Los ... See full bio »

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 1935 This Woman Is Mine
Korn
 1934 Nana
Gaston Greiner
 1933 Big Executive
Commodore Richardson
 1933 The White Sister
Cardinal Giving Vows (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
John Glidden
 1932 Strange Justice
Kearney
 1932 Madame Racketeer
Elmer Hicks
 1932 No Greater Love
Surgeon
 1932 This Reckless Age
Donald Ingals
 1931 Bought!
David Meyer
 1931 Five and Ten
John Rarick
 1928 The Home Towners
Vic Arnold
 1925 Lying Wives
Ted Stanhope
 1924 Youth for Sale
Montgomery Breck
 1923 The Eternal City
Bruno Rocco
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
Russia - Final episode
 1917 The Gilded Youth
John Slocum
 1916 The Valley of Decision
Arnold Gray
 1916 And the Law Says
Lawrence Kirby
 1916 Philip Holden - Waster
Philip Holden
 1916 The Sable Blessing
John Slocum
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Other Works:

Stage Play: A Royal Family. Comedy. Written by Capt. R. Marshall. Incidental music by William Furst. Directed by Joe Humphries [credited as Joseph Humphreys]. Lyceum Theatre: 5 Sep 1900- Feb 1901 (closing date unknown/175 performances). Cast: Richard Bennett, Charles W. Butler, Lloyd B. Carleton, Lawrence D'Orsay, John Edwards, George ... See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Debonair matinée idol, on stage from 1891. He began as a tailor's assistant in Logansport, Indiana, raising a stake of $50 to enable him to join a vaudeville troupe in Chicago. Before becoming established, he also worked as a clerk and took up professional boxing for a while. Bennett's lengthy Broadway career spanned the years from 1899 to 1935. He was primarily a star of the theatre, though his ... See more »

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