Richard Long Poster


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Overview (5)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (multiple heart attacks)
Birth NameRichard McCord Long
Nickname Dick
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Entering films straight out of high school, Richard Long's good looks served him well and got him a contract at Universal Pictures. Making his debut as Claudette Colbert's son in Tomorrow Is Forever (1946), Long played juvenile leads in many Universal productions (he was one of the sons in the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series), and gradually worked his way into leading parts in second features. His most successful efforts were in television, however, where he became best known for his roles in the western series The Big Valley (1965) and the comedy Nanny and the Professor (1970).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Mara Corday (26 January 1957 - 21 December 1974) (his death) (3 children)
Suzan Ball (11 April 1954 - 5 August 1955) (her death)

Trivia (6)

Brother-in-law of Marshall Thompson
Father of three children with Mara Corday: Carey Long (1957-2008), Gregory (b. 1960) and Valerie Long (b. 1958).
Cousin, by marriage with Suzan Ball, of Lucille Ball.
Brother of Barbara Long.
His son Carey passed away in 2008. He inherited his dad's heart problems. He outlived his dad by three years, age wise. He was 50 years old at the time of his death.
David Janssen, a friend since both were under contract with Universal-International in the early 1950s, was his neighbor in 1958. Both died in their late 40s from heart attacks.

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