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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 12 November 1916New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 18 July 2004Pasadena, California, USA  (heart problems)
Birth NameRichard Maximilian Ney
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A Columbia University grad with an economics degree, Richard Ney was sidetracked into stage and films. For his movie debut, Ney was cast as Greer Garson's eldest son in the Oscar-winning Mrs. Miniver (1942). He later married Garson, ten years his senior, accruing negative publicity during their 1947 divorce proceedings when it was alleged that he had derided her for being old. One does not malign an icon like Greer Garson, and Ney suffered for the divorce with a series of inferior films made both in Hollywood and Europe, the nadir being 1953's horrendous Babes in Baghdad. Ney forsook acting for good in 1961 to become a prominent stock market analyst and financial consultant. He gained nationwide fame in 1962 for accurately predicting the stock market crash of that year. He also wrote several best-selling books on the subject of Wall Street, and was a frequent talk-show guest and financial-advice show host.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Mei-Lee Ney (1987 - 18 July 2004) (his death)
Pauline Settle (16 June 1949 - 23 June 1986) (her death)
Greer Garson (24 July 1943 - 4 October 1948) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

Met and married actress Greer Garson after playing her son in the classic war film Mrs. Miniver (1942). She was actually 12 years older.
His career pretty much ended before it really started by war service and his stormy divorce from Greer Garson, who was beloved by the public. The struggling actor was viewed as a hanger-on and the divorce did not go over well with the general movie-going public. During the divorce proceedings, it was also alleged that he made derogatory remarks about her age.
Graduated from Columbia University with an economics degree.
When his first book, "The Wall Street Jungle", came out in 1970 it was on the New York Times best seller list for 11 months, yet it met major resistance. Not only would the New York Times not review the book, and the Wall Street Journal went so far as to refuse to take an ad from a New York bookstore that featured the book. Two other of his books were "The Wall Street Gang" (1974) and "Making It in the Market" (1975). He gained nationwide notice in 1962 for accurately predicting the stock market crash that year.
There were only two people who weren't allowed to be guests on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). One was Ralph Nader and the other was Richard. He was at one time a financial-advice show host.
Godfather to Brian Hooper, a Harvard Law graduate and Washington, D.C.-based attorney.
Became an investment counselor and author of best-selling books about the stock market after retiring from the film industry.
He drove a Rolls Royce to assure people that he firmly believed in capitalism.
He has a step-daughter named Marcia McMartin.
He has an economics degree from Columbia in New York.
Father of Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay.
He played the second lead and the same character, Sgt. James Spenlow, in two separate European movies. The movies had a different star and some different actors, but they were based on the same novel and released in different years,the French version in 1950 and the Austrian in 1951.
Grandfather of Minka Kelly.
Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea in the Pacific Ocean.
He had Austrian, German, Irish, and English ancestry.

Personal Quotes (1)

I became an investment advisor so people would leave me alone.

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