Lee Richardson (I) (1926–1999)


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Born in Chicago in 1926, Richardson trained for the stage at the Goodman Theatre there. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he moved to New York and worked in off-Broadway productions. In the 1950s, he worked on television drama programs. In the 1960s, he moved to Minneapolis where he was one of the founders of the Guthrie ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Exorcist III University President
(1990)
Network Narrator
(1976)
Prizzi's Honor Dominic Prizzi
(1985)
The Fly II Anton Bartok
(1989)

Filmography

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 1998 June (Short)
 1995 Compromising Situations (TV Series)
Fred / Greg
- Jim and Jane (1995) ... Fred
- Inspiration (1995) ... Greg
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (uncredited)
 1995 Hearts and Minds (TV Series)
Johnjo
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Johnjo
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Chub 'Chubbers' Horatio
 1992 A Stranger Among Us
Rebbe
 1992 With Murder in Mind (TV Movie)
John Condon
 1991 Eddie Dodd (TV Series)
Judge Horn
- Solomon's Choice (1991) ... Judge Horn
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Defense Attorney Michael Le Claire / Defense Attorney Mike Le Claire
- The Torrents of Greed: Part 2 (1991) ... Defense Attorney Michael Le Claire
- The Torrents of Greed: Part 1 (1991) ... Defense Attorney Mike Le Claire
 1990 The Exorcist III
University President
 1990 Q&A
Leo Bloomenfeld
 1990 Capital News (TV Series)
Alex Streeter
- Pilot (1990) ... Alex Streeter
 1989 Fair Game (TV Movie)
T.K. Sykes
 1989 The Fly II
Anton Bartok
 1988 Internal Affairs (TV Movie)
Chief Hart
 1988 Tiger Warsaw
Michael Warsaw
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie)
Larry Baumgartner
 1987 The Believers
Dennis Maslow
 1987 Sweet Lorraine
Sam
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
Jeffries
 1985 Doubletake (TV Mini Series)
Hart
- Part 2 (1985) ... Hart
- Part 1 (1985) ... Hart
 1985 The Insiders (TV Series)
Norman
- Fashion Flame (1985) ... Norman
 1985 Stingray (TV Movie)
Dr. Ernst Decter
 1985 Prizzi's Honor
Dominic Prizzi
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Louise's father
- The Joy That Kills (1985) ... Louise's father
 1985 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Professor
- Back to School (1985) ... Professor
 1983 I Am the Cheese
Mr. Grey
 1983 Daniel
Reporter
 1982 Country Gold (TV Movie)
Sam Vogel
 1981 Prince of the City
Sam Heinsdorff
 1980 Gnomes (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1980 Brubaker
Warden Renfro
 1976 Network
Narrator (voice)
 1976 Bound for Freedom (TV Movie)
Cotter
 1974 After the Fall (TV Movie)
Lou
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
- Button, Button (1961)
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Detective Larkin
- The Case of the Stranger (1959) ... Detective Larkin
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
- Loan Shark (1959)
 1959 Middle of the Night
Joey Lockman
 1959 True Story (TV Series)
- The Judgment (1959)
 1958 The Gift of the Magi (TV Movie)
Mr. Livingstone
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie)
Ralph
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Jerry Sumner
- Riddle of a Lady (1958) ... Jerry Sumner
 1954-1957 Studio One (TV Series)
George Lang / Ben Phillips - Newspaper Editor
- A Matter of Guilt (1957) ... George Lang
- The Silent Women (1955)
- An Almanac of Liberty (1954) ... Ben Phillips - Newspaper Editor
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
Colonel Manly (segment "The Contrast")
- The Contrast (1954) ... Colonel Manly (segment "The Contrast")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Legend of Lizzie (1959). Drama. See more »

Spouse:

Elaine Rower Richardson  (her death)  (one son)
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Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1972 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Vivat! Vivat Rgina!." See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in Sidney Lumet' films.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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