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Richard Farnsworth
Birth: Sep. 1, 1920
Death: Oct. 6, 2000

Actor. A stuntman for more then 30 years before gradually moving into acting. Farnsworth's abilities at horseback riding got him regular work as stunt doubles for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. It wasn't until after he was 50 that he began to be recognized as an actor. He got an Oscar nomination in 1979 for his bravura performance in "Comes a Horseman." That attention got him more work in such films as "The Grey Fox," "The Natural," the comedy bomb "Rhinestone," "Misery" and "The Fire Next Time." In 1999 he gave the performance of his career and earned a second Oscar nomination for playing Alvin Straight in David Lynch's "The Straight Story," the story of a man who drives his lawnmower across two states to visit his ailing brother. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Hill Farnsworth (1919 - 1985)*
 
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Cause of death: Self inflicted gunshot
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Columbarium of Purity, N-63294
GPS (lat/lon): 34.15007, -118.31974
 
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Record added: Oct 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 13040
Richard Farnsworth
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Richard Farnsworth
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Richard Farnsworth
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Because We Never Met Each Other Richard, I Came To Visit You On Here Today, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Oct. 16, 2014

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- DENA ANN
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