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Date of Birth 4 June 1906Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 14 December 1966Santa Monica, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameRichard Baker Whorf
Nickname Dickie
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Whorf was born on June 4, 1906 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA as Richard Baker Whorf. He was a director and actor, known for The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) and My Three Sons (1960). He was married to Tinx, Margaret. He died on December 14, 1966 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Tinx, Margaret (? - 14 December 1966) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

Won Broadway's 1954 Tony Award as Best Costume Designer for "Ondine."
As a teen was on the summer stock stage with the Copley Theatre Players.
A director of lighter entertainment in the 1950s and 1960s on such shows as My Three Sons (1960), he had three sons of his own.
His film acting debut was a prime featured part in Midnight (1934) with a relatively unknown actor, Humphrey Bogart, appearing in a small but standout role. Ironically, Richard's last major acting role, Chain Lightning (1950) was in a Bogie film vehicle in which Richard is killed off.
Staid, darkly handsome young actor of Broadway who played sedentary second lead film roles during WWII.
Brother of famed linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897-1941). Whorf's primary area of interest in linguistics was the study of Native American languages, particularly those of Mesoamerica. He became well known for his work on the Hopi language, and for his principle of linguistic relativity.
Whorf died just hours before Walt Disney.

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