Richard Farnsworth Overview

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Born: September 01, 1920

Farnsworth is a veteran of over 300 movies, but it was not until he was 61- years-old and cast as Bill Miner in The Grey Fox, that he played his first leading role in a feature film. A native to Los Angeles, California, Richard was a high-school dropout, and became a rodeo rider at age 16. When the call went out from MGM Studios for expert horsemen to appear in the Marx Bros. comedy, A Day at the Races (1937), Farnsworth was hired as a combination stunt man and extra. He remained in... See All


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